Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Chuck Hagel For Secretary Of Defense


Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. Jim Inhofe... News PhotoAsking,Capitol Hill,Chuck Hagel,Government,Horizontal,Jim Inhofe,John McCain,Organized Group,Politics,US Senate Armed Services Committee,USA,United States Senate,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) (L) questions U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 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)