WASHINGTON — Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz suggested through a statement that President Obama should consider former Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who caucused with Democrats, to replace Chuck Hagel as the Secretary of Defense.
Cruz said last week that the Senate shouldn't confirm any of Obama's nominees as a way to fight against the president's executive actions on immigration, but noted in his statement that the Secretary of Defense is "a vital national security position" that should be confirmed quickly.
Kate Nocera is the DC Bureau Chief for BuzzFeed’s Washington, DC bureau. Nocera is a recipient of the National Press Foundation's 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting on Congress.
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