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Well good -- job may be what Chuck Hagel needs tonight if he is to become secretary of defense.
-- congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel tells us -- confirmation hearing left doubters with plenty of question.
Senator -- -- -- believe a day after bruising confirmation hearing a number of Defense Secretary nominee chuck -- former Republican colleagues say.
His performance did not help his cause and did not win them over.
I don't intend to vote for him in the committee or on the senate floor and -- just so many inconsistencies.
Yesterday that were explained by well that I'd have to look at the whole context of what he said I said at the time.
That brings the number of Republican knows to at least twelve including Richard -- Dan -- Tom Coburn John Cornyn Ted -- -- in half.
Mark Kirk Marco Rubio Pat Roberts David bitter and Roger Wicker -- -- who's been nominated to lead the Pentagon incorrectly stated pres Obama's policy on Iran's nuclear program.
By the way I've just been handed a note.
-- -- set I supported the president's position on containment.
-- if I said it meant to say that.
Obviously his -- opinion containment we don't have a position on content we do have a position on containment which is that we do not favor contain.
Angle also appeared on familiar with the source of upcoming massive cuts to the Department of Defense which were part of the August 2011 budget control act well.
You were that you were after the sequestration bill had passed those -- you were -- not not sequestration to budget control act.
But it that's what included that that they were talking here about what would happen if you took these cuts that's what I was talking about.
At the White House for now they are standing by the nominee the president believes.
Did senator hagel will make an excellent excellent secretary of defense and that he will be confirmed.
And he looks forward to working with -- senator hagel in that position as we continue to.
Advance our national security priorities New York senator Chuck Schumer who initially had quote genuine concerns about -- those record on Iran and Israel intends to vote for confirmation.
Likewise the junior senator from New York Houston Gillibrand.
Other senators who were in the hearing say the confirmation will likely be very close.
Perhaps act or just above the 51 votes needed just filibuster is possible but a leading Republican senator tells me.
He doubts it will succeed because enough GOP members believe hagel deserves an up or down vote.
Democratic aides say support for hagel is still very solid and insist there is no heartburn among Democrats -- my thank you.
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