Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday demured when asked to predict if Chuck Hagel will ultimately be confirmed as the next secretary of defense.
“I want to hear directly from Chuck Hagel and I want to hear about all kinds of different issues,” Schumer, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat, told The Wall Street Journal. “I’ve read about what he said. I’ve studied the record a little bit. I’ll study it more. But before I make any decision I’m going to give him a full hearing.”