Senate confirms Hagel as next Sec. of Defense
WASHINGTON – After much heated debate the senate has confirmed former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense.
On a 58 to 41 vote, four republicans joined 54 democrats in approving Hagel, ending a near two-month battle that included an unprecedented filibuster against the nominee.
Neither of our Oklahoma senators, Tom Coburn or Jim Inhofe, voted in his favor.