The Clock is Ticking

Hagel nomination approaches moment of decision as questions raised about public appearances


Questions regarding secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel’s public statements continue to mount as the Senate’s return from recess looms.

Sens. McCain (R., Az.) and Graham (R., SC) suggested last weekend that they plan to allow Hagel’s nomination to come to an up-or-down vote after the Senate returns from its recess next week. Yet concerns regarding contemporaneous accounts of Hagel speeches at Rutgers University in 2007 and 2010 have not subsided.

See below for links to the Free Beacon‘s full coverage of the Hagel controversy as it enters its ultimate stage.

Feb. 19: House Foreign Affairs Chair: Enough Is Enough on Hagel

Feb. 19: Report: Hagel Said Israel Headed Toward Apartheid, Netanyahu a ‘Radical’

Feb.  18: Hagel Highlights

Feb. 17: Hagel Doesn’t Recall, Disavows 2007 Israel Comment

Feb. 17: Woodward: Dems Have Asked WH to Pull Hagel

Feb. 17: Barrasso: I Have ‘Grave Reservations’ About Hagel

Feb. 15: Account of 2007 Speech Prompts Letter from Senators to Hagel

Feb. 14: Graham: I Hope One Democrat Will Reconsider on Hagel

Feb. 14: Hagel Cloture Vote Fails 58-40-1

Feb. 14: Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel