Where is Senate battle over Hagel headed?
Sen. John McCain weighs in
- Duration 3:08
- Date Feb 14, 2013
Sen. John McCain weighs in
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It to be done a guy who knows this process that is -- Republican presidential candidate.
-- senator from my state of Arizona John McCain senator how do you think this wraps up.
Well I think it wraps up -- that's coming back cap from recess -- recess next week as you know we never miss a recess.
And we'll be back.
Following Tuesday and I am believe we will vote for hagel and there will be sufficient votes to.
To overcome any -- requirements there may be and I think -- voters nomination on a party line basis just about with.
-- rare exception but we didn't get the answers to many questions.
Excuse me we just got the answers to.
The major questions -- senator Graham.
Senator I had and I had.
This morning and by the way.
Even though I had Harry Reid is Shaq got a good memory he seems to have a memory loss here because in 1989.
They filibustered -- basically prevented.
Senator John tower's nomination -- coming the floor of the senate we didn't have a defense secretary defense for three months it didn't seem to bother Harry Reid.
Or Carl Levin at the time lots of.
Very interesting parlor had forgotten that you know senator I am curious though.
Why it got to this.
And and and I I know you were looking for answers on the -- then it started standing -- their tables finances.
And trying to get to the bottom of some of them also got -- got a little more complicated.
But in the end it always went back to these hearings in which even -- -- supporters.
They admitted he did not comport himself well in fact he botched it in fact -- worried some of those supporters what do you think.
He should do that did the shooting just step aside or or or I -- -- Canada.
And I frankly because I'm -- poster might not -- step aside but he will not they'll probably get the votes when we return.
From -- recess unless something else that's another.
Something pops up and that's doubtful that it will.
To be honest with CNN -- goes back to there's a lot of ill will towards.
Senator hagel because when he was a Republican.
President Bush mercilessly.
At one point said he was the worst president since Herbert Hoover.
The surge where's the worst -- since the Vietnam War which is nonsense.
And was very and tie his own party and people people don't forget that.
You can disagree.
But if you're disagreeable.
Then people don't forget that and finally.
Chuck Hagel does not have the qualifications.
In the view of many of us particularly me.
To serve he's had no managerial experience his view of the world is very different.
He's answers on Iran were troubling news is upon opposition the surge saying it would fail you can only judge people.
By what they're gonna do by what they've done in the past and that record is not a good one but -- The same time president won the election he can select his nominees but we have advice and consent.