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The prospect of -- that's obviously facing -- the expiration of funding for the government itself.
Joining us now Republican strategist former Reagan political director Ed Rollins Pulitzer Prize winning -- Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin gentlemen.
Good to have you here let's start with hagel.
He says he's.
He says there's not a problem with Israel -- not a problem with his record on Iran.
That he's a good -- revenues -- a good job putting it back.
Well look I was struck by the president's language and nominating him saying that he represents bipartisanship and of course what the president means is there's a Republican who agrees with me.
That's president's idea bipartisanship the problem for angle as he has no support among Republicans and I think a lot of Democrats are going to be trouble by some of the things he said.
So I think hate let's got to put up a good fight for himself to -- -- Peace -- it's Ted Cruz the newly elected senator from the great state of Texas.
-- are about vary even ahead of the other senator from Texas John Carter and err I mean I just -- -- giving away on this nomination Ted -- gonna want to start.
With this new group -- he is.
He's a very effective guy he beat to the establishment candidate.
I in Texas he's a tremendous campaign here he's going to be there for a long time.
In Texas and I think he's gonna basically yet.
Earned his spurs by taking on this fight and -- a lot of a lot of steam I have no Chuck Hagel -- friend of mine.
He did a great job I think Ted Cruz just got into trouble what I.
And Soledad hey look they don't have to go to there's a lot of things I disagree with Agilent has notes I just -- -- -- -- a deputy administrator in -- administration was I was of exporter of he fought hard for Vietnam that's -- was task.
My sense is -- independent voice -- strong.
You have to defend himself is going to be very controversial.
Any I think he wins it but I think he's gonna get knocked around quite a bit and I I person we present should be able to point they wanna.
And with that and by the way that's a time honored traditions this is it another -- -- chosen battle.
On the part of the Republican Party to go after these nominees because that overall.
They will be doing the bidding of the commander in chief the president of the United States he just got elected he's the guy in charge the buck stops there released -- show.
Well look I think there's been a lot of smoke about table so far the question how much fires that are really what we're gonna find out I I think that I think.
But that the advise and consent.
Role should be a serious one they should vet him but in the end if there's no disqualifying.
Moment just because they don't agree with them I think that's that's.
You know -- -- litmus test for one shouldn't exist.
Awfully awkward to me.
-- -- -- -- -- Congress the senate can't seem to find a way to get answers on bin Ghazi.
In the best they can do is come up with a -- who -- retired senator.
Who's a Republican of their own -- and they're gonna just beat the Dickens out -- What sense does that.
Would have then reelected if you chose to have -- -- to reelect and it is sitting right there in the Republican caucus and he'd been on maverick in the caucus that's what he has he's a maverick.
And my sense is at the end of the day he will be confirmed he's gonna he's gonna knock down drag out prizes.
Hillary Clinton speaking of mavericks back at work -- neighbor football helmet and commemoration of her return.
She's had a rough go but still no word on whether she will talk about -- Ghazi.
What what's the what's the deal here that it's yes it resigned she's just back whether helmet I mean the woman has had a heck of a time and they're in their.
They're moving forward the followed to replace.
It's it's another strange saga of the fact that she sort of disappeared for all that time.
And then you know it's kind of appears only -- in Ottawa hospital was the first picture for about a month I think that public overthrew.
Yeah so it was a very strange sequence it will be important for her to testify I think for her future.
As well as with the facts on Ben -- -- I think it's important for her to kind of show that she's back -- that she's fully ready to engage again because right now there -- a couple of questions about her.
I think she only gets enhanced she is certainly earned.
A great deal of its services -- country in this administration.
Is she tells -- concerns if she becomes the truth teller.
But I think she may be on -- hands cut into territory she's also on -- she's no longer part of the administration.
And she could tell the truth and I think to a certain extent should be applauded by the country in the -- about the press.
Well -- -- -- you make a compelling case you're you're trying to entice.
The latitude to speak archer I think a good thing for.
I I think it's a cock eyed optimist.
But but I don't think Hillary Clinton tells us the whole truth -- -- -- she's not gonna look so good herself because it was on her one.
Well there's so much cheer him great credit to spread around at all with this episode thank you very much you appreciate it.