Friday, February 22, 2013 6:30 pm
McCain: Hagel likely to be confirmed for Pentagon
The Associated Press
McCain told reporters during a trip to Mexico that Hagel had been hurt by a confirmation battle, but said that he and Senate colleagues could support Hagel in his work as defense secretary. Barring any surprises, Hagel is expected to be confirmed next week.
"I think he will have been weakened, but having said that, the job that he has is too important," McCain said. "I know that I and my other colleagues, if he's confirmed, and he very likely will be, will do everything we can to work with him."