U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today released the following statement on Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination to Secretary of Defense:
"In the coming weeks, I will thoroughly review Senator Hagel's record and closely examine his views on the future of our military. I have the utmost respect for Senator Hagel's service to our country as an enlisted man during the Vietnam War.
"I have some concerns about comments he has made about one of our most important allies, Israel, and stances he has taken on Iran sanctions, and believe those will need to be examined in further detail. I hope that these questions and others can be answered during his nomination hearing."