BREAKING: Cloture Vote on Obama’s Nomination of Chuck Hagel for Defense Fails – 2/14/13

BREAKING: A cloture vote on President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense has just failed in the U.S. Senate. Hagel’s nomination required 60-votes to invoke cloture and bring his nomination to the floor of the Senate for a final vote, which will require only a majority vote for confirmation. The vote today was 58 in favor, 40 against, and 1 voting present.

Harry Reid says he will bring it back up for a vote again week after next. Hagel has refused to provide information to GOP Senators asked for weeks ago.

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