A Timeline Of John McCain’s Positions On Chuck Hagel Positions

To filibuster or not to filibuster.

1. Last Monday: McCain tells Politico “I do not believe we should filibuster.”

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2. Last Wednesday: McCain adds his name to a letter asking for more Hagel speeches and financial records, says to hold off the vote.

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3. Sunday: McCain tells Fox News: “I do not believe we should filibuster his nomination.”

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4. Monday: McCain said that a filibuster: “Sets a wrong precedent. Someday we will have a Republican president. Someday we may even have a majority in the United States Senate.”

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5. Tuesday: McCain, after comments from Ted Cruz about foreign funding, says “no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character or his integrity.”

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6. Tuesday night: McCain says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether he would vote to allow a floor vote on Hagel’s confirmation over Benghazi info.

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7. Thursday: McCain votes “No” on whether to move to up-or-down confirmation, but says he will vote “yes” next week.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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