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Bryan Preston


January 16, 2013 - 7:28 am


“We are simply too philosophically opposed on the issues for me to support his nomination,” Inhofe said in a statement released shortly after a meeting with Hagel on Capitol Hill.

“One of my biggest concerns is avoiding Obama’s sequestration that, as Secretary Panetta has said, would be devastating to our military,” according to the statement.

“However, Senator Hagel’s comments have not demonstrated that same level of concern about the pending defense cuts,” he added.

Inhofe’s flip-flop could have significant consequences to Hagel’s bid to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Sen. Inhofe had voiced strong support for Hagel late last year. The change of mind could be evidence of serious erosion for Hagel, who this week managed to snare the support of Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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