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