Congressman Allan West Speaks Out Against Hagel

The DC Reports: Republican Florida Rep. Allen West is the latest military man in Congress to oppose the potential nomination of former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense.

“I don’t think Mr. Hagel is the right person at this time to lead our men and women in uniform as the defense secretary,” West, a former Army lieutenant colonel and veteran of both Iraq wars, told The Daily Caller in a phone interview.

West said that “some of [Hagel’s] previous comments” on Iran and Israel were troubling, as was what West considered Hagel’s apparent “belief we can peel ourselves away from the Middle East when we see the deteriorating situation in the Middle East.”

12/31/2012 11:08 AM by JPUpdates Staff

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