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  2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

McCain: Hagel May Be Confirmed as Early as Tuesday

Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona spoke Sunday about the Senate confirmation of Chuck Hagel, saying that although he opposes the nomination, he believes Hagel has enough support to win approval if Republicans don't try to delay the vote further, adding that he may be confirmed as early as Tuesday.

“I think it will happen barring some additional revelation concerning his comments about Israel and all those other really unfortunate things he's said in the past,” McCain said on CNN’s "State of the Union”

“I do not believe that Chuck Hagel, who is a friend of mine, is qualified to be secretary of defense,” McCain said.