Urgent: 12 Senate GOPers formally against Hagel
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
There are now 12 Senate Republicans who will vote against the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for Defense Secretary. They include Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Richard Burr (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dan Coats (R-IN), Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee), Ted Cruz (R-TX), David Vitter (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Tom Coburn (R-OK).
Only one Republican, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) has said he would vote yes.