02.01.13

Senator Burr Statement on the Nomination of Chuck Hagel to Serve as Secretary of the Department of Defense

Yesterday's Armed Services Committee hearing on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense confirmed for me many of the concerns I had about the nomination. After reviewing the hearing, and Senator Hagel's answers to the questions put to him, it is clear that I cannot support his nomination and I will vote against his nomination should it reach the Senate floor.