Hagel confirmed by Senate as defense secretary
February 26th, 2013
05:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Hagel confirmed by Senate as defense secretary

(CNN) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary after a bruising political fight. The former Nebraska senator, a Republican, will succeed Leon Panetta at the Pentagon.


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  1. rs

    Don't worry GOP, you're not off the hook. We, the American people will remember that you filibustered a nominee for the Secretary of Defense DURING A TIME OF WAR.
    Just how much does the GOP hate America?

    February 26, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Just one more member of the administration that has not a clue as to what his job is or even where to do it.

    February 26, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  3. just sayin

    this idiot is as incompetent as holder, napolitano, chu, lahood, kerry and the rest of the idiots in the obama adminstration. the country is truly in danger with these incompetents at the helm. they have already gotten many people killed with their incompetence. it will only get worse.

    February 26, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Would you like some Kleenex with your crow, GOPers/Teatrolls?

    February 26, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. chilly g

    its about time

    February 26, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  6. don in albuquerque

    After wasting time and money, after all the posturing and game playing by the Two Stooges-McCain, and Graham. Hagel is confirmed anyway, as we all knew would happen. Thanks for taking Congress to a new high in low guys. No wonder your approval rating is sooooooooooo lowl

    February 26, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  7. Ann

    Bullying is a big problem in America and why? because every day on the national stage the GOP (Goons of Politics) practice as well as glorify the bullying of others. . They bully other politicians, women, immigrants and gays and even try to openly bully the President. Their callousness knows no boundries and set a bad example for the young people who cannot at this time even look up to their politicians with pride – it is a terrible shame.

    February 26, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. freedom

    Another negligent act by the president – and democrats. Besides Hagel's world view being controversial in many crucial areas, he's dangerously not strong enough for the job. God help our troops and our country.

    February 26, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Just one more member of the administration that has not a clue as to what his job is or even where to do it."

    He knows full well where to go...once he's done dancing on your faces.

    February 26, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The former Nebraska senator, a Republican, will succeed Leon Panetta at the Pentagon."

    Thank goodness it wasn't McCain or Bolton. I shudder to think who Mr. Mittens would have picked.

    February 26, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  11. don in albuquerque

    @just sayin-You may be right, it may get worse. After the President finishes (please don't back down) pulling out of Afganistan, we might actually seen a few years of peace. That would be worse, right?

    February 26, 2013 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. yanni

    Congratulation true American hero, who actually seen the devastation effects of war from the ground unlike McCain (a warmonger). .

    February 26, 2013 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. batjones

    So what did the Republican senators learn within the extra week that prevented them from voting on Hagel last week? They learned that President Obama is not playing the silly Republican games anymore.

    February 26, 2013 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. Evergreen

    When Mr. Hagel has to make defense budget cuts, these same Senators will cry foul when the cuts he makes affect their States. Fortunantly, Mr.Hagel is not vindictive and will do right's for the country.

    February 26, 2013 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  15. SillyWabbit

    CONGRATULATIONS VETERAN and WOUNDED WARRIOR! Thank you for serving the men and women who serve our country in combat!

    February 26, 2013 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. bipartiSam

    @just sayin You are big on calling people idiots. What do you call someone that doesn't capitalize the first word of each sentence? By the way, how many deaths is George Bush responsible for by sending us into an unnecessary war (Iraq)?

    February 27, 2013 01:52 am at 1:52 am |