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Second Highest-Ranking GOP Senator Says Hell Oppose Hagel For Defense Dept. [View all]

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TOM KLUDT 12:20 PM EST, FRIDAY DECEMBER 21, 2012

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the GOP whip, told conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin on Friday that he will oppose the nomination of Chuck Hagel if President Obama taps the former Nebraska senator to serve as secretary of defense as is widely expected.

I cant support a Hagel nomination if it comes, Cornyn said, making him the first senator to publicly state his opposition to a Hagel nomination.

Cornyn said his opposition stems from Hagel's positions on Israel's national security.

Ive heard prominent Democrats concerned about his position on Israel," Cornyn said. "Many Republican have said they did not want to prejudge. But it would be a bad move and one of the reasons Ive taken the position . Mr. President dont do that. It would be a bad nomination.

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