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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:33 PM

Johanns (R-NE) calls out GOP for holding up Hagel vote

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Joseph Morton

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., called out his fellow Senate Republicans on Thursday for claiming that they aren't technically filibustering as they try to hold up Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary.

“It's a filibuster,” Johanns said. “If the Democrats were doing this, we would be hollering that this was a filibuster.”

Hagel, a former GOP senator from Nebraska, has taken fire from his one-time colleagues and fellow Republicans over his past statements and positions on Iran, Israel and various other matters.

The Senate's top Democrat attacked Republican senators Thursday for blocking a final vote on Hagel's nomination to be President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense, saying it was “shocking” and “tragic” that the GOP would attempt such a move at a time when the U.S. military is engaged in so many places around the world.


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Sen. John McCain campaigns for Deb Fischer before November's election at Werner Aviation at Eppley Airfield. From left is Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, McCain, Sen. Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:36 PM

1. Thanks, Mr. Johanns, I haven't always been nice to ya, but this is good.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:53 PM

2. If about 10 of the Republican Senators are against the fillibuster, then vote to shut it down. nt

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