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Graham: Hagel Hearing Performance 'Disturbing'

Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013 01:07 PM

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Sen. Lindsey Graham has told how singularly unimpressed he was with Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel’s performance in his confirmation hearing last week.

But, in an appearance on Fox News, the senator declined to reveal how he will vote on Hagel’s confirmation.

“I thought his confirmation hearing was disturbing,” Graham said Monday. “We don’t have enough information. We haven’t gotten the information we requested. I don’t think we should vote on Chuck Hagel until we get all the things we’ve requested on all the speeches he’s made.”

Asked if he would vote for Hagel, Graham didn’t offer a direct answer.

“I hope the administration will reconsider his nomination. He’s a good man, but these are dangerous times. What kind of signal are you sending to the Iranians when your secretary of defense seems to be clueless about what your policy is?” Graham said.

Wall Street Journal editors share Graham’s concern with Hagel’s confirmation-hearing performance. “He didn't even seem to grasp the details of the 2011 Budget Control Act that contains the infamous sequester and will be the very thing he'll need to wrestle with immediately if confirmed,” they wrote in an editorial.

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