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As you saw last week objections to ambassador Susan Rice his potential bid for secretary of state.
Made her drop out of consideration.
Now another prospective new cabinet member is going under the microscope.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen looks at the reservation some lawmakers have about former Republican senator Chuck Hagel.
When candidate Obama toward the mid east for years ago then senator Chuck Hagel from Nebraska Republican was at his side.
Now trial balloons about people being tapped as the next Defense Secretary are encountering turbulence Republican senator Marco Rubio of Florida let it be known he might -- people.
Over his support for ending the trade embargo with Cuba while a key armed services committee member voiced still other reservations.
I do have serious concerns about his positions that he stated on Israel's -- the statements he's made in the past.
As well as his positions on Iran.
Bagel has opposed sanctions on Iran preferring direct talks and has balked at efforts to have Hezbollah which murder 241 Marines in Beirut in 1983 designated a terrorist entity.
As well some major Jewish groups are upset with comments like these two veteran mideast diplomat Aaron David Miller.
Jewish -- People I mean you.
The Washington Post has already come out against illegal and the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens has written.
When Chuck Hagel carries on about how the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here.
The odor is especially -- He eagle staccato utterances -- the usual slur on Jewish Americans dual loyalty.
President Obama does not want to see another of his prospective nominees forced to withdraw as happened last week with the UN ambassador Susan Rice a potential secretary of state nominee.
Who became ensnared in the bank Gaza controversy so the White House has mounted a preemptive defense of -- Winding up and and supporters and reminding Americans of Eagles infantry service in Vietnam.
Has been remarkable servants this country.
The recipient of two purple hearts he thought.
For this country and and -- And it's serve this country admirably in a number of capacities.
He has been over the course of the long career in public service a supporter of the State of Israel and its security requirements.
He has spoken out very forcefully about this and he has written about it in his book the White House also cautioned that no decisions have yet been made.
About the top pentagon post Brett.
James thank you.
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