The Senate has voted, 71-27, to end debate on Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense. That hurdle needed 60 votes.
The confirmation vote is at 4:30 EST today. He will need just a simple majority for that, and with 55 Democrats in the Senate, he is assured of being confirmed. Plus he’ll get some GOP votes.
The crazies will of course keep looking for those “Friends of Hamas” until the votes are cast.
“The disconcerting thing, obviously, for anybody that watched it was he [Chuck Hagel] seemed unimpressive and unprepared on the questions that, quite frankly, he knew was [sic] coming.”
Former Obama press secretary and adviser Robert Gibbs