Showdown looming over Chuck Hagel nomination?
Republican opposition growing
- Duration 4:35
- Date Jan 7, 2013
Republican opposition growing
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All right we're back now with our political insiders John -- -- packet out -- show on Fox News learning that the president.
Perhaps as early as tomorrow will be nominating former senator Chuck Hagel -- Republican.
To be his next secretary of defense given the things that hagel is sad.
About the so called Jewish lobby about gays about Hamas about Hezbollah is this gonna be a bruising battle perhaps a -- We'd lose I mean these are huge issues the Republicans threw.
Mitch McConnell today signaled that they were going to look very very closely at the nomination which is code for.
Expect most if not all Republicans vote against them but Democrats in states like new York New Jersey Connecticut Florida.
Tough for them to support hagel given his positions on Iran and Israel.
And Greg I think this is gonna be another another chaotic fight we're looking at something that could be like John Tower.
Yes John cherish and remember who was rejected by Republicans -- control a ton of them.
Because they knew better you've got a -- what did the Democrats in states is its -- described northeast you have.
Mary Landrieu of Louisiana hawkish state Mark -- -- Arctic they're above this guy who is basically for unilateral why would the president knows how many because shouted -- his world view number one.
And basically he likes Capel and his attitude is I'm gonna get you pursues and writes I'm gonna -- this step he is re Michael I know.
Apply if you want -- the -- -- -- have real real first reason he was looking at -- a month ago.
And we heard his name over the last couple years -- he's a Republican.
The Trojan horse yeah he's a Republican who agrees that we need to cut defense spending so they want the face of defense cuts to be -- Republican.
Not a Democrat that's number one he's not going to be real popular over the Pentagon.
It let me ask these -- has as the president picked up the phone called Harry Reid and said can we get this guy and I don't think so I think this is a fight -- -- Because if you looked at Leon Panetta.
The outgoing secretary of defense he said sequestration.
Is a disaster.
Hagel said the opposite -- I'm doing and what sort of week on a rain and other things he is against any intervention in where you know Kevin -- -- developed by taking in the Washington -- -- -- to the sequestration 210 billions gonna happen in in the next few months all the it was -- the can down the road on the fiscal -- so.
What's the president going to -- he's gonna get out and campaign now.
What do you make of that.
-- it's gonna get out and campaign for more spending.
The right to borrow extending the debt limit.
And bottom line.
He's get -- campaign against the sequestration.
Because there is no Republican.
Plant and both sides Baylor and the president said and -- at the president doesn't want to negotiate now of course and he wants to race he'll go out say horrible we need more revenue except for the -- friends of the people -- -- this at divisive presence is the most you don't have a hybrid we've triggers you know the most divisive president in history the only way he -- govern is dividing.
He likes doing this he doesn't like being president in sooner or later evil in the Washington Post opposes hagel what are the things -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- If it comes to the sequester I have to ask you -- you have been in the Republican caucus.
When you were there where there Republican strategies and messages that the party had.
Communicate what was I don't see when -- when there were in my day that's what now we know that that that in these conference meetings every now and then they bring a pollster and who advises them on what to do and they reject them.
The pollsters and then.
And they go off the list.
Which -- the house speaker John Boehner who allegedly is not even talking.
To the majority leader not Eric Cantor you got a real problem he's not talking today senate majority leader of course in the present and -- -- -- -- -- on the night of the vote the night of the fiscal cliff vote -- -- -- couldn't get on the fallout Boehner and tanner couldn't talk on the other three guys could solve a problem.
And about -- an interesting reading and I can probably the old very old are you do which could certainly American people don't.
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