Colin Powell says Chuck Hagel is ‘superbly qualified’ to be defense secretary

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday defended former…

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday defended former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel’s qualifications to be the next defense secretary, saying in a long interview that he expects Hagel to be confirmed.

“I think he gets confirmed,” Powell said on NBC News’ Meet the Press. “I think he’s ultimately superbly qualified, based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about troops and veterans and families. I think he will do a great job as secretary of defense.”

Powell pushed back against concerns some senators have raised about Hagel’s record on Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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  • Gregory

    Powell is a liberal and a racist. He is no better than the President he supports. By the way Mr. Powell, I am a consevstive, not a racist. If Allen West ran for president, I would support him all the way to the White House.