Ted Cruz Opposes Hagel Nomination

Newly installed Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said the potential nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel would make war with Iran “more likely.” Hagel, who is expected to be nominated by President Barack Obama Monday as the nation’s next defense secretary, would empower America’s enemies at a time when the country is facing danger on multiple fronts, Cruz said in a statement provided to the Free Beacon.