WATCH LIVE Chuck Hagel Senate nomination hearing

The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to become the next secretary of defense. It begins at 9:30 AM ET.


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  • MadAsHellJack

    Well we know this is already a done deal. There are only 2-3 republicans that will vote NO on this guy. So sorry Israel we’re going to throw you under the Obama bus once again.

    • Rshill7

      I don’t know it’s a done deal. I think this will be quite different from John Kerry. I’ve heard lots of objections to Hagel.

      Vee shall see von’t vee? Vote Vo! I mean, No!

      • sjmom

        I asked Scoop last night to post a roll call on how they vote on Rand’s amendment to stop Egypt from getting the planes and tanks. We need to start keeping track who backs their words with their vote.

        • Orangeone

          I’m keeping a worksheet of these key votes for the Senators up in 2014 for ABinC!

    • I s your concern about Israel or America?

      • rsfan1

        How will Hagel be good for America when he wants to cut the military?

      • Orangeone

        Both. Israel is our ally, well before Barky occupied our WH it was.

  • sjmom

    I’ll be back later for the excerpts; don’t want to spoil my entire day listening to the gushing.

  • colliemum

    Do the objections of the Rep Senators have any effect on his nomination?

  • Don

    It is obvious that Obama is determined to have the most anti-American / anti-Israeli administration in our history. How is he able to send 100s of millions of dollars of taxpayer money and military weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood? He and the Muslim Brotherhood are in the process of enslaving people in the name of Sharia law in the Middle East while at the same time stripping any expression of God from the public sector in our country. This complete hypocrisy is designed to bring capitalism to its knees while transforming the American way of life into subservience. The republicans look like a bunch of eunuchs looking for a place to bend over while our country is under attack from within.

    • Orangeone

      The Repub House will not shut off the spending.

  • Islam_Sucks

    Senator Hagel

    Have you heard the one about the Rabbi who goes into a bar with a poodle in one hand and a salami in the other?

    …. yeah sure you have

  • MadAsHellJack

    It only takes a simple majority to approve a Cabinet nominee. In case of a tie Joey boy Biden is the tie breaker. So I cannot see how Hagel won’t get approved. If a TRAITOR like sKerry can get in, so can this guy.

    • sjmom

      At least if most Republicans voted no you could say they tried but with all of their objections they’ll tow the master’s line and that’s what irks me. Cowards!

    • Orangeone

      But we can take names and spread the word via social media for the 2014 Senator candidates.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Even better, mute the progressives and read this:

    “The one thing that Hagel, Kerry and Brennan all have in common, besides being Washington insiders, is that they all agree that terrorism is basically a misunderstanding.”
    […] “Kerry, Hagel and Brennan are men of nuance. They know better than to try and win wars by winning them. Instead they believe that we can only win by losing, triumphing through appeasement and securing a permanent peace by letting ourselves get kicked around while fighting with one hand tied behind our backs. They are not interested in what we can do to win, but in the least we can do to wait out the war until the inevitable force of progressivism finally reaches deep into Kandahar, Riyadh and Tehran bringing with it gay bars, mandatory abortion coverage and the brotherhood of all mankind.”

  • aposematic

    Hagel’s confirmation testimony by itself will be proof positive Hagel is at best a bald faced lying comrade that should not be confirmed. But, the corruption of our Government will continue unabated and Hagel will be confirmed. Will be interesting to see the role call!

  • Conniption Fitz
    • sDee

      I guess Bush was responsible for this too?….
      United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday pledged $900 million in aid to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority, including $300 million for rebuilding Hamas-controlled Gaza.

      I am told that DubYah would not let her squeeze even a few hundred thousand out of that to protect Americans in Benghazi. 😉

  • Sober_Thinking

    Why bother… this idiot is going to get in and once again, we’ll have to live with the crap that continued after the last election.

  • Has there ever been a conflict that Senator McCain didn’t want to invade?

  • Conniption Fitz

    Egyptian Cleric Mahmoud Al-Masri 11/16/12: “When the Mahdi Comes, “Not a Single Jew Will Be Left on the Face of the Earth”

    He’s only quoting the Koran.

  • c4pfan

    We already know that Hagel will pass, but with some GOPers covering their butts with most voting against him.

  • Biggbear52

    This guy is all wrong times inth:

    1.) 1979 helped Carter contact Yassir Arafat to inform him that the U.S was sending a contingent of troops to free the Entebe hostages. Result 134 American’s dead including 14 of the fella I was with in that contingent.
    2.) Has at every possible chance, gone out of his way to subdue the Constitution and implement communist beliefs.
    3.) Is a devout alcoholic and wife beater, womanizer and all around piece of garbage!
    4.) was under indictment for murder 1 in 1983 for the attempted assassination of a public official!

    • sDee

      Sounds like perfect match an Hussein cabinet position.

      • Biggbear52

        Doesn’t though J

  • William Strauss

    Hagel supports Israel. He supports sanctions on Iran. He is willing to use any and all means necessary. The reasons the republicans have created this smoke screen is because Hagel is a republican. They fear that a republican at the head of defense will allow Obama to claim he is seeking bipartisan voices in his policy decision. If they can stop all appearances of bipartisanship, they can try to stonewall government for the next two to four years. More republican cynical gamesmanship. I’m a Jew and think Obama has been much too soft on Israeli settlement building. Obama is a supporter of Israel. Any comments to the contrary are out and out lies. Thanks.

    • rsfan1

      So when the Obama admin. outed Israel’s plans to attack Iran not too long ago, they were supporting Israel? When Bibi was treated like trash by Obama, was that his odd way of supporting Israel?

      Israel has the right to build in Judea and Samaria, it’s a part of Israel historically, and was won in a war.

      Obama is no supporter of Israel. Obama hates Israel and “any comments to the contrary are out and out lies”. You’re welcome.

    • sybilll

      Everything, every single thing you just typed is patently false. Chuck Hagel stinks on ice. If Liz Cheney were the nominee and shared Hagel’s stances and history, we’d say she stinks on ice, too.

  • It is interesting that apparently the issue that the people who are serving in the military are almost exclusively coming from poor underclass cannot be uttered in public in a senate hearing. Thats why i think the senator Graham had to remind the senators that we are at war. This is unfortunately one of the biggest ways the wealth is being redistributed. The upper and middle classes make big money on the military and the lower class enlisted solders are getting poverty level compensation. Even beyond procurement, whatever aspect of the military functions which has large sums appropriated to, is being privatized, given to private subcontractors.
    if it is a honor to serve, as everybody there profusely praises, why military service does not attract middle and upper class people? Looking for a welfare program to eliminate? The military industry is the biggest welfare program, riddled with fraud larger than the whole welfare budget for the poor, just ask the pros.