Skip to comments.Senate Committee to Debate Hagel Nomination (C-SPAN3 Live link 2:45PM EST)
Posted on 02/12/2013 11:42:29 AM PST by smoothsailing
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chair of the Senate Armed Services Cmte., plans to hold a vote on Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel at today's hearing.
Committee Republicans have expressed concerns over the former Nebraska senator's nomination. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would put a hold Hagel unless the White House provides more information on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
In addition, a group of Republican senators sent Chairman Levin a letter, demanding that Hagel turn over more information about his finances and funding he may have received from foreign powers.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he will bring up the Hagel nomination for a floor vote on Wednesday if the committee approves the nominee.
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How can they have a hearing if one Senator (Linda Gramnesty) has put a “put” on the nominee?
We’ll soon see, looks like the hearing is getting underway...
Kabuki theater. The committee will approve him.
Yes, Shaheen just recommended him for sainthood...
I believe there are 14 Democrats and 12 Republicans on the committee. I expect that will be the actual vote, 14 to 12 to send the nomination to the floor for a full Senate vote.