Cantor criticizes Obama over Hagel nomination

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 7, 2013 21:16




US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor criticized President Barack Obama over his defense secretary nomination, saying that the move faces "widespread and bipartisan opposition."

"I am profoundly concerned and disappointed by President Obama’s nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense," Cantor said. "Recent reporting has made clear that Senator Hagel’s views and inflammatory statements about Israel are well outside the mainstream and raise well-founded doubts that he can be trusted to manage the special relationship the United States shares with our greatest Middle East ally."


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