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February 25, 2013 3:13 am

McCain Expects Hagel Confirmation This Week

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Politico – Sen. John McCain said Sunday he expects former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be confirmed by the full Senate this week as the next secretary of defense.

“The president deserves an up-or-down-vote,” the Arizona Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Now Democrats will say, ‘We’ve never done that before, well they have, and they did with [John] Bolton and John Tower and others. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t give Chuck Hagel an up-or-down vote, and we should.”

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