Tags: hagel | cornyn | senate | defense

Cornyn: Hagel 'Unacceptable' As Secretary of Defense

Friday, 21 Dec 2012 05:28 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A prominent member of the U.S. Senate came out Friday against the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense — despite the fact that he has not actually been nominated for the position.

Republican Sen. John Cornyn told the Washington Post that he had problems with several positions Hagel has taken over the years, many of which will receive opposition from both sides of the aisle.

“It is not just an isolated problem. It is a consistent position in support of American weakness,” Cornyn said. “I can’t support a Hagel nomination if it comes . . . There are some points about his record that make him unacceptable.”

Cornyn said he has heard prominent Democrats raise concerns about Hagel’s position on Israel, and Cornyn himself offered a list of issues that give him pause.

The list included Hagel's view that a nuclear-armed Iran could be contained, and that direct negotiations with Hamas would be productive — both of which Cornyn vehemently disagrees with.

“It would be a bad move,” Cornyn said, continuing, “and one of the reasons I’ve taken the position [to oppose]. ‘Mr. President don’t do that. It would be a bad nomination.’”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Justice Department Seeks to Protect Files of Anti-Iran Group

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 07:06 AM

A federal lawsuit by Greek shipping magnate Victor Restis is on pause while the Justice Department tries to prevent him  . . .

Israel Resumes Strikes in Gaza as UN Calls for Ceasefire

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 06:22 AM

A relative lull descended on the war-torn Gaza Strip at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, as international  . . .

US Offers Evidence Russia Fired Rockets Into Ukraine

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 06:17 AM

Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Ru . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved