McCain opposes Chuck Hagel filibuster

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he opposes a filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Defense Secretary, but will vote against Hagel’s confirmation itself.

“I do not believe that we should filibuster,” he told Politico. “To vote against is entirely the judgment of each individual senator, but a filibuster I think would be inappropriate.” McCain added that he would vote for a cloture if the rest of his party initiated a filibuster.

Other Republicans also seemed wary of using the filibuster against Hagel, including Richard Burr, N.C., Susan Collins, Maine, Sen. Roy Blunt, Mo., Pat Roberts, R-Kan. and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

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