Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. was confirmed by the Senate as President Obama’s next Defense Secretary on Tuesday.
Hagel was confirmed by way of a final vote of 58-41. Four Republican Senators joined the Democrats in supporting Hagel. No Dems voted against Hagel except one, Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, who did not vote.
Hagel’s new position didn’t come without it’s share of controversy, as many Republicans came out against the idea, denouncing a number of his past statements about Iran and Israel.