Cabinet Nominee Hagel Gets a Grilling

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Republicans John McCain and Chuck Hagel might have been friends when Hagel was in the Senate, but you wouldn't have known it today at his confirmation hearing. Republican James Inhofe of Oklahoma said Hagel supports retreat from America's global leadership and shrinking the military, which Inhofe said "will not make America safer." Even Democrats, including Michigan's Carl Levin, were concerned about where Hagel stands on Israel. We hear what was said about Iran, Israel and cuts in the Pentagon budget, and assess Hagel's chances of confirmation.

Credits

Guests:
Martin Kady - Politico - @mkady, Tom Donnelly - American Enterprise Institute - @AEI, Jeremy Ben-Ami - J Street - @JeremyBenAmi, Miriam Pemberton - Institute for Policy Studies - @IPS_DC

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal