Filibuster Hagel's Nomination

J. Robert Smith
Chuck Hagel is a buffoon. Putting a buffoon in charge of the Department of Defense at any time is a bad idea. But in a world full of gathering dangers, it borders on malfeasance for the U. S. Senate to confirm Hagel as the next secretary of defense. Senate Republicans need to aggressively filibuster the Hagel nomination, smartly broadcasting to the nation the peril of putting a man so out of his depth, so bigoted, and so willing to roll over for the president at the helm of the nation's defenses. Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated over the weekend that Republicans might opt to filibuster Hagel's nomination. McConnell should remove the "might" from the equation. And if McConnell fails to green-light a filibuster, then stalwart conservatives like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz need to lead the charge. Jed Babbin, writing for the American Spectator, said this about Hagel: Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel went through a whole day of questioning in his quest to be the...(Read Full Post)

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