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Thursday, February 14, 2013  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

That is the number for the switchboard in the Congress.  It can connect you with any of the Republican senators.  Call and urge a filibuster of Senator Hagel.  Five Republican senators appear ready to vote to clear the way for the former Nebraska senator’s confirmation:  Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John McCain of Arizona, and Mike Johanns of Nebraska.

Given Senator Hagel’s performance and the danger incompetence in that office presents to the troops in the field, I cannot for the life of me understand the “I won’t filibuster but I will vote against him” position attributed by MSM to some Republicans.  If you don’t filibuster, you are saying confirm him.  That is the simple truth, and if you don’t think he is qualified or that he has failed to cooperate as a nominee should, then the filibuster should follow.

This is a vote of huge consequence to the country, and may be a life-or-death vote for Americans in uniform.  Let these five senators know what yout hink.

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