Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel will finally face congressional opposition to his nomination for secretary of defense on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EST, appearing before some of his harshest critics in the Senate Armed Services Committee for a sure-to-be-wild hearing.
Hagel’s nomination will hinge on whether key Republicans move to block the appointment. Just one Senate Republican has said he will endorse Hagel, likely due to harsh criticism from pro-Israel activists who fear he will cut back assistance or political support to the Irsaeli government, as well as his “principled realism” that led him to oppose the Iraq War after the invasion and fight against unilateral sanctions on Iran.
When the live feed of the proceedings goes up at 9:30 a.m., return here for video, analysis of the hearing, and live updates on whether Hagel will be confirmed for SecDef.
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