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Republicans blocked Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary, with Democrats failing to get the votes to break a filibuster.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it's the first time a nominee for secretary of defense has been filibustered.
The Democrats mustered 58 votes, falling two short in the procedural vote, amid GOP questions about the former Republican senator's finances, as well as remaining tensions with the White House over last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Senate Republicans say they want more information about what Obama was doing on the night of the deadly attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in September. The attack killed the US ambassador.
Originally posted by jibeho
His performance during his hearing was laughable ..
It just looks like more partisan politics to me - I am sure that if a Rep POTUS proposed someone with a similar history but from a conservative background the GOP would have no problem.
Originally posted by KonigKaos
Reid also voted a NO, but from what I understand they will vote again
This guy is a clown never the less