I’m not a Lindsey Graham hater, and I understand he’s worried about a teahadist challenge in 2014, but look at the other co-signers….this is pathetic:
“While we respect Sen. Hagel’s honorable military service, in the interest of national security, we respectfully request that you withdraw his nomination,” the senators wrote. “It would be unprecedented for a Secretary of Defense to take office without the broad base of bipartisan support and confidence needed to serve effectively in this critical position.”
The letter is signed by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), David Vitter (R-La.), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.).
It makes me wonder how long Lindsey will continue to support immigration reform. And how long it will be until someone on the far right swishboats him. Or is it possible that even in South Carolina, no one cares about teh gay anymore?
I can see why Lindsey has to steer right. What’s the brother gonna do, he’s South Carolinian. But I don’t think that many Tea Party types are interested in Chuck Hagel’s nomination. If you’re going to make a fool of yourself, you might was well get some political mileage out of it.