New Jersey senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat, said on ABC this morning that he is "concerned" about Chuck Hagel's views of Iran sanctions:
"I have a meeting with Senator Hagel this week," said Menendez. "I look forward to asking him a series of questions about Israel, about Iran. As the major sponsor of the Iran sanctions in the Senate, I am concerned about some of the comments he has made about sanctions in the past. I think it's our best peaceful diplomacy tool to try to get the Iranians to ensure [that they] have no nuclear weapons, which we cannot accept from Iran..."
Menendez would not commit to supporting Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense.