Skip to comments.Senate Committee Votes to Confirm Hagel
Posted on 02/12/2013 12:09:30 PM PST by xzins
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There are no Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Just Democrats with bad Mardi Gras masks.
Another one for the “foregone conclusions” file.
Hagel would have collaborated with the Nazis in Paris during WWII.
did anyone really think he wouldn’t be confirmed?
He’ll probably be confirmed by more than 90 Senators.
This just gets it out of committee. Does not mean he will be confirmed.
The Republicans never had the votes to stop Hagel in committee. Hopefully on the floor, it’s another story.
You’re probably right
He has the votes for confirmation. Remember, Democrats hold the Senate and none of them will vote against him. Republicans aren't likely to filibuster a President's cabinet choice either. Elections have consequences. We can't defeat any of Obama's nominees because we failed to win back the Senate in 2010/2012.
It’s a matter of a filibuster, and that’s a matter of only 5 republicans joining with the democrats to support Hagel.
Pick 5 rinos who aren’t up for reelection for 4 years + and you’ve got a confirmation.
McCain sounds like he’ll be one of them already.
Levin said last week he saw no problem confirming him.
All Obama nominees are severely flawed. ESPECIALLY Hagel.
Good for him!
Thanks very much, dearest xzins!
McCain does not want his nomination to move forward and is stating his many reasons!
So Graham and Inhofe talked tough, got their 5 minutes, and then went with the rest of the eunuchs.
Clearly they are counting on the short memories of Americans, and I like their chances.
Inhofe doesn’t want Hagel at all and Graham is demanding answers on Benghazi.
Inhofe and Graham have stated that they will block confirmation of Hagel. There are many others. A fillibuster is a real possibility.
Hagel’s got a time machine?
(He was born in 1946.)
What a disaster for our country. An ignorant yes-man who will do the Won’s bidding to disarm us in the face of increasing threats.
Most of the GOP voted against him.
Graham is already writing notes!
Good Grief, the GOPer voted against it. This is only the committee 14 Dem Ayes - 12 Rep Nays
What was the vote? The rats have enough seats on the committee to pass on his nomination without any Republican support.
Fourth time posting this today, only 2 GOPers right now are voting for Hagel; Johanns and Cochran. Fischer who was undecided, will vote no.
They didn’t want Obumbo to have this to bitch about tonight as well.
He could nominate a horse and it’d be confirmed
No, they voted against.
Dems had enough votes to pass it out of committee themselves. No GOP votes.
There was never any way to block it in committee.
There’s still at least a chance that it may be blocked in the Senate, although that would be some kind of miracle, as the Republican establishment gets worse and worse every day.
“No, they voted against.”
Thank you for the correction.
I went off without the whole story... guess I’m feeling a bit like a beaten dog these days.
Graham is measured and making the most sense of all.
Here comes the Benghazi statements, and he won’t get any cooperation from the demonic-rats regarding Benghazi.
The Senate will confirm as they did with Panetta...90+ votes for Hagel.
But I do believe the Repubs may end up defeating this nomination. Here's to hoping anyway.
The Republicans do not have enough votes to sustain a filibuster even if they tried it. There are always some Republicans, even some conservatives, who believe the President should get his nominees unless they are convicted felons or something. Hagel is a national joke and an enemy of Israel, but he will be confirmed. Sorry, but it is what it is.
What is the status of Brennen???
He hates the US.
Hagel will be doing the same now with the same people.
I hope Sen. Ted Cruz can throw up as much procedural flak as he can against these traitorous oxygen thieves, even if their votes are all line up to protect Hagel.
No vote has been taken, and probably won’t be until at least 5PM
Here’s the live feed of the hearing...
Each Senator, and there’s 26 on the committee, has 8 minutes to make a statement.
You all gotta remember that even though Hagel was part of the US Senate “Club” he NEVER made ANY real friends there(Think McCain with NO Personality). CHUCKY is gonna have problems on the Seante Floor. Possibly look for CHUCKY to GO DOWN!
Reference of the Day!
Levin arguing with Senator Vitter about 6 discovered speeches of Hagel’s.
When has Obama NOT got what he wanted from the Senate?
Doesn’t matter about competency. They all get the rubber stamp approval unless they are staunch conservatives put through the ringer and back again.
Levin has always reminded me of the Penguin in Batman, as played by Danny Devito. A slimy waddling eater of raw fish.
Hagel has refused to submit financial information from speeches to groups.
It may be that Hagel spoke before radical groups and received compensation, or before defense contractors and received compensation.
Now quoting Harry Reid regarding John Bolton. Har!
Wow, I’m loving Ted Cruz! He’s tearing in to Hagel’s refusal to disclose his compensation for speaking events and what groups he spoke to.