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Graham: Hagel 'severed his ties' with the GOP

“I like Chuck Hagel. He served with distinction in Vietnam as an enlisted man — two Purple Hearts. But quite frankly, Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy,” said Graham in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”


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“He has long severed his ties with the Republican Party. This is an in-your-face nomination of the president to all of us who are supportive of Israel,” he added. “I don’t know what his management experience is in regards to the Pentagon or global[ly] ... so I think it’s an extremely controversial choice.”

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