Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Chuck Hagel For Secretary Of Defense

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Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel waves while the Senate Armed Services... News PhotoCapitol Hill,Chuck Hagel,Former,Government,Horizontal,Politics,US Senate Armed Services Committee,USA,Washington DC,WavingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) waves while the Senate Armed Services Committee takes a break in his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense on Capitol Hill January 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama nominated Hagel, a controversial choice as Hagel opposed former President George W. Bush and his own party on the Iraq War and upset liberals with his criticism of a gay ambassador, for which he later apologized. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)