President Barack Obama nominated former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be secretary of defense on Monday, and it didn’t take long for the critics to pick the nomination apart.
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had already signaled their discomfort at the nomination on Sunday and left reporters across the television channels licking their lips at the prospect of a testy nomination process.
Here’s TPMtv’s look at the nomination and the fighting that’s already taken place over Obama’s pick:
Originally from Scotland, Michael was a freelance video editor before joining TPM in the summer of 2011. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats and is a lifelong fan of The World Famous Dundee United.