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February 5, 2013 1:26 am

John McCain Will Not Support Hagel Filibuster

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Senator John McCain questioning former Senator Chuck Hagel. Photo: Screenshot.

Politico – Sen. John McCain appears to have cleared the way Monday for Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense.

The Arizona Republican, who has been a prominent voice in the debate over Hagel, said Monday he would oppose any attempt to filibuster the nomination, likely dooming any attempt by Senate conservatives to sustain a protracted procedural fight to delay Hagel’s confirmation.

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