The Senate Armed Services Committee will vote Tuesday on the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) despite threats from Republicans to hold up President Obama’s nominee to lead the Pentagon.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the committee’s chairman, announced Monday morning the vote would go forward just a day after his panel’s top Republican, Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.), threatened to hold up Hagel. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has also threatened to put a hold on Hagel.
A Democratic source told The Hill that the Tuesday committee vote would allow Hagel to come to the floor as soon as Thursday, ahead of the Senate’s recess next week