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.