Washington Post: Defense Nominee a Former Vietnam Vet

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel served in the senate from 1997-2009 representing Nebraska. Photo credit: Congress.com

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel served in the senate from 1997-2009 representing Nebraska. Photo credit: Congress.com

Former Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel will be nominated by Pres. Obama to takeover at the Pentagon according to the Washington Post.

Nomination of the former Republican senator from Nebraska for Defense Secretary is expected as early as Monday or Tuesday of this week.

Despite Hagel’s GOP credentials, the Washington Post reports his nomination may get bumpy. At least one Republican senator already has raised objections:

In an appearance Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called Hagel’s selection “an in-your-face nomination.”

Comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were not as harsh. You can read the entire article here.

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