Democrats Unanimously Vote to Confirm Defense Secretary With Iranian Ties

Daniel Greenfield
FrontPage Magazine

Joining the Democrats in the 58 to 41 vote to make Chuck Hagel and the American Iranian Council the next Defense Secretary were four Republicans, Thad Cochran (Mississippi.), Mike Johanns (Nebraska.), Richard C. Shelby (Alabama) and Rand Paul (Kentucky.)

Lautenberg and Udall did not vote.

The vote for a Defense Secretary who made anti-Semitic statements and has ties to Iranian lobbyists proves once and for all that Israel is no longer a bipartisan issue.

The Democratic Party joined such honorable figures as David Duke, Louis Farrakhan and Pat Buchanan in backing Hagel and Iran

…“If Hagel is confirmed as secretary of defense,” Timmerman argued, “we will have someone in charge of the U.S. military who has promoted the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran, an enemy of the United States since 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to begin the Iranian revolution.”…

Read the complete article at FrontPage Magazine.

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