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Marco Rubio says he'll oppose Chuck Hagel



Sen. Marco Rubio on Fox a while ago said he will oppose Chuck Hagel for defense secretary.

"I’ve been deeply disturbed by his previous comments and positions with regards to sanctions on Iran, with regards to direct negotiations with North Korea. Obviously, statements he’s made about Israel," Rubio said. "These are not the kind of statements and kind of positions that I want to see our secretary of defense have. These are big, big problems. And so, for those reasons I just don’t believe I will be able to support his nomination especially after his testimony in the last hour here. He's really not said anything that addresses those concerns to my satisfaction."

[Last modified: Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:46pm]


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