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Senate GOP blocks Hagel nomination vote for now

February 15, 2013
By RICHARD LARDNER , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation's next defense secretary over unrelated questions about President Barack Obama's actions in the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Obama accused Republicans of playing politics with national security during wartime, and Democrats vowed to revive the nomination after Congress' weeklong break.

 
 
 

 

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