Sen. King: No Strong Reason to Oppose Hagel

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Maine Sen. Angus King sees no strong reason to oppose President Barack Obama's pick for Secretary of Defense.

The newly elected senator, an independent, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he won't make a final decision on former Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination until confirmation hearings are finished. But King says there is not, in his words, "a strong disqualifying element or quality to the nominee."

King serves as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing on Jan. 31.

A handful of Republicans have expressed their opposition to Hagel, a Republican who served two terms as senator from Nebraska. Democrats have been slow to embrace Hagel as well but appear to be warming to the president's pick.

KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email :
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 187339071 -
Gray Television, Inc.