Chuck Hagel: The big guns come out to back the would-be Defense Secretary

Mike O'Brien

Amid widespread criticism of his nomination as Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel is also receiving some top-level backing in his bid to succeed Leon Panetta in the role. New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer announced on Tuesday, January 15, that he would be supporting Chuck Hagel's nomination. Mr Schumer is a powerful ally of pro-Israel groups and the third ranking Democrat in the Senate. He said: "Based on several key assurances provided by Senator Hagel, I am currently prepared to...
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