Corn on MSNBC: Does McCain Have a Grudge Against Chuck Hagel?


The confirmation hearings for Obama’s defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, got off to a rocky start. Senator John McCain got so testy grilling Hagel over the Iraq War that Mother Jones‘ DC bureau chief David Corn called it “as close as we get to soap opera at a congressional hearing.” Watch the whole segment from MSNBC’s BashirLive below.

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