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Rubio Might 'Hold' Hagel

1:14 PM, Dec 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Washington Free Beacon reports that Marco Rubio might put a "hold" on Chuck Hagel, if President Obama nominates him to be the next secretary of defense:

The office of Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is threatening to place a hold on former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, should he be nominated for the post of Secretary of Defense.

In a statement to the Washington Free Beacon, Rubio communications director Alex Conant said, “Promoting democracy in Latin America is a priority for Sen. Rubio, and he’s put holds on other administration nominees over the issue. If President Obama were to nominate Sen. Hagel for a cabinet position, I’m sure we would have questions about Cuba positions.”

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