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WATCH LIVE: Chuck Hagel’s Secretary Of Defense Confirmation Hearing

After much public debate over the merits of former Chuck Hagel‘s nomination to succeed Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense, the former Nebraska GOP senator will finally testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee and take questions before confirmation.

The committee chairman, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) has openly supported Hagel’s nomination, while top committee Republican, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has indicated he will oppose the nomination.

The hearing begins at 9:30 a.m. EST. Live stream below, via MSNBC:

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