Home » NEWS » Govt/Politics » Wicker to oppose Hagel nomination

Wicker to oppose Hagel nomination

JACKSON — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, says he will oppose the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary.

Wicker is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which will hold confirmation hearings on Hagel’s nomination.

Wicker says in a statement that Hagel has a flawed vision for America’s role in the world and Hagel’s comments have cast doubt on the role he would play as an advocate for a robust defense budget. Wicker says Hagel was an unwise pick for defense secretary.

Wicker says Hagel’s record of extreme views makes him an unwise pick for defense secretary.

Hagel, a former Nebraska GOP senator, has been dogged by questions of whether he’s soft on Iran and weak in his backing for Israel.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*