Tuesday, February 12, 2013
WATCH: McCain Statement On Hagel, Senate Armed Services Committee: "Worst" Performance Ever
McCain, who used to be friends with Hagel and touted him as a possible Secretary of Defense during McCain's 2000 run for the Presidency, did later briefly defend Hagel's honor when it was under attack by other GOP Senators. However, the McCain-Hagel showdown on January 31 still weighed heavily on McCain today: "He did not want to be forthcoming to this Committee."
McCain joined his fellow Republicans in voting against the nominee, who was a Republican Senator from Nebraska. The nomination was passed on to the entire Senate, and McCain has indicated that he would not try to filibuster the nomination.
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