Ayotte signs letter discouraging Hagel vote
On the heels of her telling Fox and Friends that she was leaning against voting to confirm former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte has signed a letter discouraging the Armed Services Committee from holding a vote on President Obama’s nominee tomorrow.
The senator expressed serious concern regarding Hagel’s remarks on Iran at his confirmation hearing last week, in which she questioned him on that and other topics.
Fox News’s Chad Pergram brought the news via Twitter:
Sen Ayotte says she has signed onto a letter discouraging a potential Armed Services Cmte vote tomorrow on Hagel for Def Sec.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 6, 2013