Udall Will Vote to Confirm Chuck Hagel as Next Secretary of Defense
WASHINGTON- Despite criticism from Republican lawmakers, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall announces his support for Sen. Chuck Hagel becoming the next Secretary of Defense.
"Sen. Hagel showed me today and throughout his confirmation process that he understands the issues facing the U.S. military, and the he agrees we need to pursue a smart, but tough national security policy. I believe he will stand with Israel and our allies, take every necessary step to prevent a nuclear Iran, treat all service members equally regardless of their sexual orientation and strengthen our cybersecurity," Udall stated. "Without question, Chuck Hagel will bring his remarkable experience as both a combat veteran and an outspoken Senate leader to the Pentagon. I intend to support Sen. Hagel's confirmation as our country's next Secretary of Defense."