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-- joining us now is Andrew -- While we're federal prosecutors convicted the blind -- he is the author of spring fever that -- Is long and the -- Sabotage America.
Great to see -- to see you -- Chuck Hagel.
-- Republicans beating -- op and for what they voted for it very hard -- Understand what that was all -- You know they had an opportunity to block him.
And I must say if you're going to have confirmation hearings and the result of the -- confirmation hearing.
Ideology aside that the -- seems like -- simply not up to the job.
That's the sort of reason why the framers said that he would.
Disqualify somebody and in fact gave the advice and consent responsibility to the senate I was talking really with senator iron from -- -- Immense respect and that's job the last -- Senator brass.
-- -- leadership.
Of the Republican Party right now that the confusion.
In both house leadership and to -- Senate Leadership coming up -- a five page draft.
To turn over constitutional powers of the first to the president for the remaining seven months of this fiscal year.
Some kind of political -- they think apparently I what is your re action what we're watching happen with a Republican Party.
Well I think we have an across the board failure in Washington and up from the Republican side the dangerous they're supposed to be at least they advertise themselves as the defenders of the constitution.
Sort of the abdicating their role in handing it over to President Obama because of his intransigence seems to me to be.
And imprudent the other thing that happens -- I think as we go from.
From issue to issue and they never take a coherent position and I think -- a good example of that.
Senator McCain not to single him out but I often like to single him out -- -- a good example on these things.
He says the he says that the cuts in the -- to the Defense Department are unconscionable.
He also voted along with the Republicans in a way.
That allowed to -- to get confirmed them after saying hey -- -- not qualified.
For the job for -- a he's a simple majority to confirm.
Right -- my above my point is just how do you take the position that.
A marginal cut is unconscionable -- putting the whole budget in the hands of a guy who's not qualified for the job is -- If it is truly perplexing at a time when if ever -- -- loyal opposition -- strong.
Defender of American traditional values and the constitution were necessary it is.
I'm in the US senator morass of for example -- and and answer and many others.
All those issues but.
The party seems fracture -- the party it is.
Unitarian name only I think it -- It's like herding cats when you get them on on any issue and even mean they can't unify and something like -- -- I hate all had almost you know if you if you worried about competence you worried about Iran he worried about Israel.
If they're probably about five or six reasons that you could wrap your brain around to oppose hagel and yet -- broke down.
And are currently source -- to be thankful banks -- much.