Comments for: King votes in favor of Chuck Hagel and Collins votes against nomination as Senate confirms defense secretary

Posted Feb. 26, 2013, at 5:48 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 26, 2013, at 8:32 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam War veteran and former Republican senator from Nebraska, as the 24th secretary of defense after a brutal confirmation process that saw members of his own party question his capacity to lead the Pentagon. Just hours after a vote …

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