Inhofe Asks Hagel Why Iran Endorses His Nomination

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) asks Chuck Hagel when he stopped beating his wife during the SecDef confirmation hearing.

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Two days after Jim Inhofe (R-OK) became one of three senators to vote down John Kerry’s nomination for Secretary of State, Inhofe turned his sight on the Defense Secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel.  Inhofe, the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, has already stated that no matter what happens in the hearing he will not support Hagel.  The clip below proves he has already made up his mind:


“Given that Iran, the people — I’m quoting right now from Iran — people of the Middle East, the Muslim region and North Africa, people of these regions hate America from the bottom of their heart. It further said Israel is a cancerous tumor in the heart of the Islamic world. They further said Iran’s warriors are ready and willing to wipe Israel off the map. The question I’d like to ask you, and you can answer for the record if you’d like, why do you think the Iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to be the Secretary of Defense?”


“I have a difficult enough time with American politics, Senator. I have no idea, but thank you. And I’ll be glad to respond further for the record.”