Reid Falsely Claims Pentagon Could Be Without Leader If Hagel Not Confirmed
11:17 AM, Feb 14, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
What is Harry Reid talking about?
The Senate majority leader frequently says bizarre things on both the Senate floor and behind closed doors, but Thursday, Reid claimed in his morning remarks that if the Senate does not confirm controversial defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, the country could be without a leader at the Pentagon. At Foreign Policy, Kevin Baron confirms that this simply isn't true, since the current defense secretary, Leon Panetta has said he will stay at his post until his successor is confirmed by the Senate: