QOTD: Hagel defends record in Senate hearing

“Like each of you, I have a record. A record I am proud of, not because of any accomplishments I may have achieved, or an absence of mistakes, but rather because I’ve tried to build that record by living my life and fulfilling my responsibilities as honestly as I knew how and with hard work.”

— Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, during a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding his nomination as Secretary of Defense. Senators grilled him on his stances on Iran and the Iraq surge in 2007, including a heated exchange with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The Washington Post wrote that the uproar over Hagel’s record “has not reached the type of crescendo that has doomed high-profile political nominations in the past.” (Home page photo courtesy Department of Defense)

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