Urgent: Vitter says Hagel nomination is “being rushed.”
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Dustup between Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI).
Vitter says there is one new Chuck Hagel speech and five new speeches that they have recived but have not yet reviewed. Levin says there’s no way he nor anyone could ever remember all of the speeches, especially informal ones, that they have given in the past five years.
I’m concerned about process. I believe this nomination is being rushed.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) about Hagel’s performance in the hearing:
If we were all judged on our poor performances, would we be a senator today.
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