Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) told the National Review Online that he and other Republicans plans to “postpone” the confirmation of Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense.
“I’ll do that for as long as it takes,” Inhofe said. “I’m going to make sure there is a 60-vote margin.”
“Hagel may be passed out of the committee, but it’s going to be a long, long time before he hits the floor,” Inhofe said. “We’re going to need as much time as possible, and there are going to be several of us who will have holds.”
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) scheduled a vote to pass Hagel's confirmation out of committee for Tuesday.