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January 7, 2013 5:22 pm
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Chuck Schumer on Chuck Hagel: I Look Forward to “Exploring His Views”

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Senator Chuck Schumer issued a non-committal statement Monday on President Obama’s controversial nomination of former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

Schumer who is both Jewish and a Democrat said that he looks forward “to fully studying his (Hagel’s) record and exploring” Hagel’s views.

Expressing support for Hagel’s right to a Senate hearing Schumer said, “Chuck Hagel, as a former colleague and a patriot with a decorated service record, has earned the right to nothing less than a full and fair process in the Senate.”

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In an interview with The Algemeiner earlier today, former New York Mayor Ed Koch said that the nomination of Hagel, who is widely considered to be hostile to Israel, would be a test for Schumer. “To me this is a test for Chuck Schumer, where he stands, and what he will say,” Koch said.

“It’ll be interesting to me to see how the two senators from New York work on this issue. I hope they’ll join the republicans. But I doubt it.”

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  • Carol

    Is that what you think? You must be a complete idiot.

  • Carol

    You want to fully explore his views? Then you are a complete idiot.

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