Passed along party lines by 14-11 in committee
Across nine issues, Americans give Obama his highest approval ratings for handling national defense (53%), followed by foreign affairs and immigration, each at 46%. [Gallup]
SENATORS McCAIN, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte, James Inhofe and others have done their best to ruin the reputation of decorated veteran Chuck Hagel. But Americans trust President Obama, so it’s unlikely that Republicans will win in the end, even if they do their worst, as has been threatened.
Senator Inhofe still vows to place a hold on Hagel, while the vote today awaits, as we see if Chuck Hagel can get out of committee and in front of the Senate.
But Republicans have already lost the argument on foreign affairs and national security. All they can do now is further solidify the unserious nature of today’s GOP.