Chuck Hagel’s Door
History and consequence will occur behind this door for the next many years.
Chuck Hagel, left, is sworn into office as the 24th defense secretary by Michael L. Rhodes, the Defense Department’s director of administration and management, as Hagel’s wife, Lilibet, holds a Bible at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley The Hagel nomination fight is done….
It’s so odd to hear Senators Inhofe, Cornyn, Cruz and a small passel of other GOP Senators state that Chuck Hagel doesn’t enjoy Republican support. That’s simply not true. Senators Shelby, Johanns, Cochran, and probably others will vote for Hagel next Tuesday.
Thursday afternoon (tomorrow!), as a part of The Atlantic‘s larger “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” event, I will sit down with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for a series of candid discussions on immigration reform and issues related to the future face of American manufacturing and the economy more broadly.
Reuters Tomorrow morning at 9:30 am, the US Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on former Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination by the President to be the next Secretary of Defense.
Brilliant. The Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist at Politico nails it on Hagel debate. h/t to Daniel Lippman.
Here are some thoughts I shared with PRI’s The World yesterday on Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Benghazi disaster and death of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and other Americans.
Sunday morning this week on C-Span Washington Journal, I spent some quality time with former Project for a New American Century Executive Director and now AEI scholar Gary Schmitt discussing Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. C-Span’s Steve Scully anchored the discussion — which was wide-ranging and in my view, enlightening….
There is a brewing storm over Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams‘ intemperate remarks about Senator Chuck Hagel — arguing that the Secretary of Defense nominee must prove he is not an anti-Semite. We’ll comment on that at another time.
I have nearly always, mostly, with only a few exceptions really loved The New Republic over the years.