Graham to Hagel: Did You Say Israel Risked Becoming an Apartheid State?
2:48 PM, Feb 20, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has just sent a letter to Barack Obama's defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel. Graham asks if, at a 2010 appearance at Rutgers University, Hagel said Israel "was risking becoming an apartheid state."
A law student in attendance, Kenneth Wagner, wrote a contemporaneous email detailing Hagel's remarks, saying the former Nebrasks senator had said the state of Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state." These allegations were first reported Tuesday by the Washington Free Beacon. Here's the relevant quote from the Free Beacon report:
In his letter, Graham writes: "Senator Hagel, did you say this? Have you said anything similar? Does this contemporaneous email accurately reflect your views?"
Read the full letter below: