Ethical Questions Arise Ahead of Hagel SecDef Hearing

The American Future Fund charges that Hagel has a history of unethical behavior a week before his Senate hearing to become the next Secretary of Defense.

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The American Future Fund, a conservative group funded by the Koch brothers, has released a new national TV ad charging that Hagel has a pattern of unethical behavior, a week before his Senate hearing to become the next Defense Secretary.  “While serving in the Senate, Chuck Hagel declined to publicly disclose millions in underlying assets,” the ad’s narrator says. “Hagel accepted gold-plated trips from lobbyists and campaign cash from banking interests he was supposed to be regulating.”  The commercial cost $500,000 and is set to air on Fox and CNN until Hagel’s hearing next Thursday, according to Real Clear Politics.

8 comments
HerbertKaine
HerbertKaine

Someone who cannot identify the enemies of the US should not be confirmed as SecDef

carolerae
carolerae

Very funny coming from the Kochs who directly do business with Iran, according to Bloomberg News. Hmm

MrObvious
MrObvious

Rightwingers questions someones ethics? Now that's ironic.

grape_crush
grape_crush

Wow, another 'right-wing group releases defamatory ad' post. Awesome reporting today, Alex.

Maybe next time you could do a little investigation or fact-checking to see if there's anything to this ad before you put it on the front of Time's politics page?

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

The classic Rove strategy in triplicate. Come at your opponents attacking them for your OWN worst vulnerability. 

Sick puppys.......

notsacredh
notsacredh

“While serving in the Senate, Chuck Hagel declined to publicly disclose millions in underlying assets,” the ad’s narrator says. “Hagel accepted gold-plated trips from lobbyists and campaign cash from banking interests he was supposed to be regulating.”

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Does this mean that Hagel has thrown his hat in the ring for the 2016 republican nomination?

gysgt213
gysgt213

Seriously the Koch brothers coming from the most unethical profession in the entire existence of mankind is calling someone else unethical.  The comedy of this is jsut too much.

AfGuy
AfGuy

Well, that settles it for me....

If the Kochs commissioned the ad, it MUST be true... after all, they've never lied to us.... have they?