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Graham: Hagel Has 'Very Little Republican Support'

3:45 PM, Dec 30, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Senator Lindsey Graham said on Fox today that Chuck Hagel has "very little Republican support" to be the next secretary of defense:


"I think a lot of Republicans and Democrats are very concerned about Chuck Hagel’s position on Iran sanctions. His views toward Israel, Hamas and Hezbollah and there is wide and deep concern about his policies. All of us like him as a person. It will be up to the president to make the selection. The hearings will matter. They will matter a lot to me, and if he sends Chuck Hagel up it will be a confirmation hearing of consequence," said Graham.

The South Carolina senator added, "I can tell you there would be very little Republican support for his nomination, at the end of the day, very few votes."

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