Hagel ‘Probably Will Have The Votes Necessary’ Says John McCain
Senator John McCain conceded on Meet the Press that Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel would likely be confirmed.
“I’m confident that Sen. Hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as secretary of defense,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
After Senate Republicans voted to sustain a filibuster and block the former Nebraska senator’s nomination from advancing toward confirmation, McCain acknowledged that Hagel will likely win confirmation once the chamber returns from its recess.
“I think it’s a reasonable amount of time to have questions answered,” McCain said of the week-and-a-half-long window which Senate Republicans demanded to pore more thoroughly over their former colleague’s records.