McCain: I Have ‘Serious Concerns’ About Hagel’s Past Positions

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to defense secretary: 

“Chuck Hagel served our nation with honor in Vietnam and I congratulate him on this nomination. I have serious concerns about positions Senator Hagel has taken on a range of critical national security issues in recent years, which we will fully consider in the course of his confirmation process before the Senate Armed Services Committee.”

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