Murkowski ‘Uncertain’ on Hagel


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R., Ala.) said Monday she is “uncertain” about supporting defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.

Murkowski was asked about Hagel at the conclusion of an event unveiling her large-scale energy policy proposal:

REPORTER: Are you (unclear) for defense secretary?

MURKOWSKI: I am not certain, how’s that?



REPORTER: Even after the hearing? What more do you need to know after the hearing? (unclear)

MURKOWSKI: I’m doing energy right now. I’m focused totally on energy. But I’m uncertain, I can give you that much, how about?

Earlier during the appearance, Murkowski declined to answer a question about Hagel.