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Senate Republicans filibuster Hagel nomination

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/02/2013

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Paul Kane

Senate Republicans delivered a sharp rebuke to President Obama on Thursday when they began a filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense.
The confirmation process stalled Thursday when GOP senators deprived Hagel of the 60 votes needed to move it to its final stages. Republicans said they were seeking a delay so they could look more closely at the nominee.
Both sides still think the former GOP senator from Nebraska will be confirmed, but the filibuster brought stark condemnations from Obama and Senate Democrats, who decried it as an unprecedented partisan move against a nominee to lead the Pentagon.
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"Senate Republicans filibuster Hagel nomination", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 25/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/senate-republicans-filibuster-hagel-nomination