Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Tuesday that he will not honor any holds placed on the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.
He said he intends to hold a vote this week if Hagel is cleared by the Armed Serices Committee.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not commit to filibuster Hagel’s confirmation but signaled that Republicans might do so.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we do have a cloture vote on the Hagel nomination,” McConnell told reporters.
- Contributions allow us to hire more journalists
- Contributions allow us to provide free memberships to those who cannot afford them
- Contributions support independent, non-corporate journalism