Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
It shows what kind of idiots we have in Congress right now.
The right should be choosing their battles. This is a move that makes them look like uncompromising dicks. I would rather they pick a fight about the economy than their defense secretary.
They have publicly stated that Hagel will get the votes when Congress comes back from recess. Obama is the master of not showing respect to Republicans, so when the White House stonewalled them, they sent a message.
CNN is saying Hagel will get confirmed after he turns over documents detailing his post-Senate income (which seems like a reasonable request to me).
This is frankly much to do about nothing. If Leon Pinetta cannot keep the nation's defense together for one more week, maybe he should not have taken the job in the first place.