Count Wyoming’s John Barasso among the Republican senators who will be voting against President Obama’s pick for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel. Barasso tells Jansing & Co. “Anyone who’s watched his testimony saw testimony that was weak and wobbly and can’t really feel great confidence in Chuck Hagel in the role as Secretary of Defense.”
South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham says he’ll attempt to block confirmation of Hagel and CIA nominee John Brennan unless the White House provides more details about the deadly Benghazi terror attack on September 11, 2012.
Barasso says Republicans are still waiting for more information from Hagel, including text of various speeches he’s given and details about his sources of income.
“This is somebody who’s going to be advising the President of the United States when using force, sending troops to war. It’s important that the Secretary of Defense be somebody fully vetted. I still have significant questions about Chuck Hagel’s ability to do this job,” said Barasso. “I believe he is not the right choice, I plan to vote against him.”