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Opposition from Republicans for his nomination of former senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense are -- -- -- at the white house with more on this story -- One of the next of many fights in the US senate this one for senator chuck K gold president's pick.
To lead the Pentagon actually and when you look at the case the White House is making it is one.
-- hagel was decorated combat veteran one who is a bipartisan pick is a former Republican senator from the state of Nebraska.
Shows the White House says a sense of independence in this pick and he's an advocate for war -- -- one point White House also wants to make is that he would be a solid Steward of taxpayer money.
-- a successful businessman.
He also knows that even as we make tough fiscal choices we have to do so -- Guided by our strategy and keep our military the strongest fighting force the world has ever -- Giving Republicans pause once -- described the Pentagon budget as bloated something that he wants to address.
At the Pentagon also some of the comments he's made regarding the US is supporting Israel -- notably one -- he once made saying that he is not the senator from Israel that has a number of Republicans charging.
That he's weak on Israel.
The president seems bound and determined to proceed down this path despite the fact that -- record.
Is very very troubling -- -- nation of Israel he has not been a friend to Israel in my view the United States should stand unshakable with the nation of Israel.
So the -- -- nomination is almost an intersection between national defense policy.
And fiscal policy remember actually those automatic spending cuts that are supposed to hit the Pentagon -- the tune of 500 billion dollars over the next decade.
Those were put off by two months in that agreement that the president signed just a few days ago so defense cuts next round already upcoming on Capitol Hill.
Along with all the other issues that a number of Republicans have raised.
With senator -- Yeah it's going to be very interesting -- Edson NBC of the White House thank you so much -- appreciate it.
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