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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:11 PM

Inhofe: Hagel To Be Held to ‘60-Vote Threshold’ [View all]

Source: Defense News

A senior U.S. Senate Republican says his party intends to force Democratic leaders to come up with 60 votes to confirm Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary.

“We are planning a 60-vote threshold” on the chamber floor later this week, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., told Defense News on Tuesday morning.

Inhofe and other Senate Republicans oppose Hagel because of his past comments and actions concerning Israel, Iran and the use of U.S. military force. They say he is not suited to become defense secretary.

Senate Republicans have threatened to mount a filibuster once the nomination hits the Senate floor Wednesday or Thursday. The Senate Armed Services Committee will vote on the nomination later Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130212/DEFREG02/302120019/Inhofe-Hagel-Held-8216-60-Vote-Threshold-8217-?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

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