Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer grilled Republican Senator John McCain Sunday on why the GOP seems “to be against every single person” that President Obama has nominated to his cabinet. Schieffer said he “couldn’t remember a time” when the opposing party has had a problem with each of the president’s nominations. “It’s usually been the rule if the president is going to be in charge of the government, we have to give him the people he wants to run it,” he added.
With the exception of John Kerry, Schiffer continued, Republicans have opposed everyone. He questioned McCain specifically about Chuck Hagel, the president’s recent nominee for Secretary of Defense. “He would seem to be your kind of guy, a veteran, a guy who has been shot at,” Schieffer said.