Former Nebraska United States Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination as Secretary of Defense has hit a snag.
Former Nebraska United States Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination as Secretary of Defense has hit a snag. Brent Martin reports.
Senator Johanns confirms his support of Chuck Hagel as the next Defense Secretary. . .
Sen. Mike Johanns, Republican; "indicated that"
But Johanns is among only a few Republicans who feel that way.
Senate Republicans have succeeded in delaying a confirmation vote on Hagel, including Senator Fischer....though Fischer believes Hagel eventually will win confirmation. . .
Sen. Deb Fischer, Republican; "will be confirmed"
Another vote has been scheduled for when the Senate returns from its break.
Senator Johanns rejects the contention of those from his own party that they haven't been using a filibuster to block Chuck Hagel's nomination as Secretary of Defense.
A move to end debate and move to a confirmation vote on the former Nebraska senator fell short of the total needed.
Johanns won't buy the claims by fellow Republicans they aren't using the filibuster against Hagel. . .
Johanns; "move to a vote"
Johanns voted to move forward with the confirmation vote. Senator Fischer voted against.
Senator Johanns says it appears the past has caught up with former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel.
Hagel's nomination as Secretary of Defense has been held up as Republicans in the Senate seek additional information from Hagel.
Johanns supports Hagel, but understands why some don't. . .
Johanns; "Middle East"
Johanns says he hopes Hagel can overcome the objections and eventually win confirmation as Defense Secretary.
Senator Fischer says she just cannot agree with Senator Johanns on the nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary.
Johanns supports Hagel's nomination. Fischer does not.
Johanns voted to move to a confirmation vote. Fischer joined other Republicans who succeeded in blocking a confirmation vote. . .
Fischer; " one of those cases"
Though Fischer voted to block a confirmation vote, she says she believes Hagel eventually will win confirmation.
(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)