Chuck Hagel gets bageled! Fails cloture vote 58-40 (1 present) (needed 60 votes)
Oy! The Jews must have done it! Chuck Hagel has failed to pass cloture in the Senate with a vote of 58-41. He needed 60 votes to advance to a full confirmation vote. Four worthless Republicans voted in favor of Hagel including Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Mike Johanns and Thad Cochran. To you worthless ‘Republicans’ who voted in favor of Hagel, don’t think we wouldn’t forget it come primary time. RINO Orrin Hatch pulled an Obama and voted present.
40 votes against Hagel cloture. Not 1 D sen w courage 2 vote no on an unqualified, weak nom. Politics above security. notochuck.com
— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) February 14, 2013