Sen. Marco Rubio threatens hold on Nagel confirmation

Via the Washington Free Beacon:

Rubio Threatens to Hold Hagel

Rubio comms director: ‘I’m sure we would have questions about Cuba positions’

http://s4.freebeacon.com/up/2012/12/Hagel.pngThe office of Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is threatening to place a hold on former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, should he be nominated for the post of Secretary of Defense.

In a statement to the Washington Free Beacon, Rubio communications director Alex Conant said, “Promoting democracy in Latin America is a priority for Sen. Rubio, and he’s put holds on other administration nominees over the issue. If President Obama were to nominate Sen. Hagel for a cabinet position, I’m sure we would have questions about Cuba positions.”

The statement came in response to questions by the Free Beacon about Hagel’s past opposition to the trade embargo on Cuba.

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