Reid: I Won’t Honor Holds On Hagel Nomination

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.