McCaskill: Hagel Was on Armed Services Committee

FACT CHECK: Hagel's committee assignments only included Foreign Relations and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) claimed Thursday that defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel served on the Armed Services Committee, during his Senate tenure in an appearance on “Morning Joe.”

This assertion, however, is false. Hagel’s assignments were with the Committee on Foreign Relations and Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.