Hagel: ‘I Support the President’s Strong Position on Containment’

Then walks back statement made in actual hearing


Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel announced he was in support of President Obama’s “position on containment” of Iran’s nuclear program during his Thursday confirmation hearing.

Hagel later walked back his statement after a note was passed to him.

“I was just handed a note that I misspoke that I said I supported the president’s position on containment. If I said that I meant to say that we don’t have a position on containment,” he said.