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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:24 AM

McCain and Graham Vow to End Bid to Block Hagel

Two of the most outspoken Republican critics of Chuck Hagelís nomination as secretary of defense indicated Sunday that they would no longer hold up his Senate confirmation.
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Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said on Fox News Sunday that he would stand aside because Mr. Hagel had disavowed comments that he was said to have made during a talk at Rutgers University in 2007 that the State Department was an adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministerís office.



Although Mr. Graham said he would no longer try to block the nomination, he was far from giving it an emphatic endorsement, calling Mr. Hagel ďone of the most unqualified, radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time.Ē


The White House and Senate Democrats have continued to express confidence that both men will be confirmed. Democrats have enough votes to approve both nominees, but they do not have the 60 votes necessary to overcome any filibuster.


I didn't see this posted anywhere. Sorry if it's a dupe.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/us/politics/senator-graham-says-hell-drop-hagel-opposition.html?ref=politics&_r=0

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:34 AM

1. We knew this is how it would end

They basically just wasted gas, electric, water (overhead of C.H.) throwing their snipbitch temper tantrums. Someone put these two out to pasture already . . .

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:26 AM

2. It wasn't *that* long ago that Rumsfeld was in office, Lindsay.

Rumsfeld didn't serve in the military as Hagel did.

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