Sen. John McCain said on this morning’s “State of the Union” that he expects that former Sen. Chuck Hagel will be confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Defense this week. The Republican senator said, “The president deserves an up-or-down-vote. Now Democrats will say, ‘We’ve never done that before, well they have, and they did with [John] Bolton and John Tower and others. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t give Chuck Hagel an up-or-down vote, and we should.”
“I think it will happen, barring some additional revelation concerning his comments about Israel and all those other unfortunate things he’s said in the past,” McCain said.