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December 24, 2012 12:49 pm

Senator Chuck Schumer Declines to Back Hagel for Defense Secretary (VIDEO)

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Politico – Chuck Schumer, the top-ranking Jewish senator, indicated some reluctance Sunday to supporting former Sen. Chuck Hagel, should President Obama choose to nominate him for defense secretary.

Hagel, who represented Nebraska as a Republican until 2009, has faced intensifying criticism from Jewish and pro-Israel groups in the past week, as his name floated to the top of the president’s rumored list to lead the Pentagon.

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A video of Schumer’s interview showing reluctance to back Chuck Hagel is posted below.

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