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WATCH LIVE: Senate Committee Votes On Chuck Hagel’s Defense Secretary Nomination

This afternoon, the Senate Armed Services Committee will push toward a vote on former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel‘s nomination to succeed Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would like to advance to a full Senate vote by mid-week, but within the committee, Hagel’s nomination is expected to face tough opposition from Republicans who dislike his views on Israel, Iran, the Iraq War, and nuclear arms.

Watch below when it becomes available at 2:30pm Eastern:

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