Vitter Opposes Nomination of Hagel for U.S. Secretary of Defense
Description: U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana announced today that he will oppose the appointment of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as U.S. Secretary of Defense, just moments after Pres. Obama made the nomination. Vitter said, “Given Chuck Hagel’s statements and actions on a nuclear Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, I think his confirmation would send exactly the wrong message to our allies and enemies alike. Israel, our strongest ally in the region, is dealing with a lot of threat and uncertainty right now; Hagel would make that even worse.” Vitter is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and will participate in confirmation hearings.
In making the nomination, Pres. Obama called Hagel "a champion of our troops. Hagel is Vietnam veteran. He served in the U.S. Senate for two terms, representing the state of Nebraska.
This page has been viewed 117 times.