Schumer Can’t Say Whether He’d Support Hagel Nomination

by Eliana Johnson

Pressed on whether he would support former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense, Chuck Schumer declined to comment, saying only, “I’d have to study his record.” Asked whether the president should nominate Hagel in the first place, Schumer said, “that’s his choice,” but that Hagel’s record will be “studied carefully.”