McConnell says opposition to Hagel "intensifying" but no decision yet whether GOP will filibuster
02/02/2013 11:12 AM
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday that former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination for U.S. Defense Secretary is in doubt as opposition to him “is intensifying.”
McConnell told Kentucky press Saturday morning at the opening of his 2014 re-election headquarters that he will announce “soon” what position he will take on Hagel’s nomination.
He said it wasn’t clear yet whether Republicans will move to filibuster the nomination, which would require 60 votes for Hagel supporters to break. Here’s the video:
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