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Vitter says "NO" on Hagel nomination

Posted: Updated: Jan 7, 2013 03:59 PM
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Washington, D.C. (KNOE 8 News) – U.S. Senator David Vitter made the following comments opposing the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense.

"I'll be a no vote on the Armed Services Committee and on the floor," Vitter said.  "Given Chuck Hagel's statements and actions on a nuclear Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, I think his confirmation would send exactly the wrong message to our allies and enemies alike.  Israel, our strongest ally in the region, is dealing with a lot of threat and uncertainty right now; Hagel would make that even worse."

Vitter is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and will be participating in nomination hearings.

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