NOW with Alex Wagner | February 26, 2013
>>> awe few moments ago the senate paved the way for chuck hagel 's confirmation as defense secretary voting to end the filibuster. can chuck hagel mend fences in the republican party ?
>> is he technically a republican, but i think we should leave the guy alone, respect the president's decision, and see what committee do.
>> leave the dude alone.
>> amen to that. i don't know. he has a lot on his plate. john brennan is now the strawman for the republican party . they may hold up his nomination. in the end, michael eric dyson , is this obstruction benefitting the republican party ?
>> not at all. the reality is that they hate who they hate because they hate the guy in charge, so they end up hating the people who are themselves. we've seen the enemy, and it's us, except they don't recognize that they're doing the country a great disservice, and by targeting, you know, hagel and brennan, and you might have legitimate opposition to them, but do it in a way that is above board , not across the board kind of filibustering and the people who are in the cabinet serve at the president's leisure and his pleasure, and we've now set a horrible precedent.
>> we have to leave it there, but thank you to bill, governor rendell, lee and michael. that's all for now. see you back here tomorrow at noon eastern when i'm