Charles Hagel was confirmed today as Secratary of Defense. The vote was 58-41. Because of the cloture vote which passed earlier in the day the 41 Republican votes were not enough to stop the confirmation. Once a bill is clotured the Senate cannot filibuster. Several Republicans voted in favor of the cloture but against Hagel. The vote on the cloture was 71 to 27.
Hagel has made several anti-Israeli comments and his nomination was approved by Iran. Hagel is now the United States Defense Secretary.
To see how your Senator voted on the cloture vote click here.
To see how your Senator voted on Hagel's confirmation click here.
To see more on Hagel Click any of the following stories;
Hagel Recieves Questions about his Record on Israel
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"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that His justice cannot sleep forever" - Jefferson
"I will bless those who bless you [Israel], and whoever curses you [Israel] I will curse;" - Genesis 12:3
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