Home » Education Legislation » Politico: Hagel Vote Blocked


Politico: Hagel Vote Blocked

By:
Published: • Updated:
Senator Chuck Hagel speaks at the Forum on the Law of the Sea Convention held at the Willard Intercontinental Washington Hotel, Washington D.C, May 9, 2012. DoD Photo

Senator Chuck Hagel speaks at the Forum on the Law of the Sea Convention held at the Willard Intercontinental Washington Hotel, Washington D.C, May 9, 2012. DoD Photo

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Defense was being blocked by Senate Republicans over demands for more information on Hagel’s background and the September attack of the consulate in Benghazi, reported Politico.

The move could delay action on Hagel’s nomination until Feb. 25, according to the site.

Hagel was narrowly cleared the Democratic-controlled Senate Armed Services Committee in a 14 to 11 vote on Wednesday.

During his confirmation hearing, the former Republican Senator was questioned in depth over his commitment to Israel and opposition to the 2007 surge of troops to Iraq.