Republicans Surrender The Battle Over Hagel

Republicans Surrender The Battle Over Hagel

Roll call vote of senators who voted to end debate on the Hagel nomination Of course despite all their opposition in the media, McCain and Graham were the first to cave. After it was decided to end the debate, Hagel won the confirmation to lead the Pentagon. The next vote was 58 to 41 , the Senate confirmed the former GOP senator as four Republicans joined 54 Democrats in approving controversial Hagel, unnecessarily surrendering the battle. The four Republican senators voting in favor were Thad Cochran (Miss.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Richard C. Shelby (Ala.) and Rand Paul … [Read more...]