The Ed Show | February 13, 2013
>>> want something new? just leaf to it the republicans. for the first time in history, senate republicans have filibustered a defense secretary nominee. freshman senator ted cruz of texas is leading the charge against chuck hagel and slandered the war hero on tuesday. cruz said hagel may have ties to iran? and could have taken money from countries like north korea .
>> this committee knows absolutely nothing about the personal compensation chuck hagel received in 2008 and 2009 or 2010 . it may be that he spoke at radical or extreme groups or anti-israel groups and accepted financial compensation. we don't know. it is a minimum relevant to know if that $200,000 that he deposited in his bank account came directly from saudi arabia , came directly from north korea .
>> we should point out that there is absolutely no evidence supporting cruz 's claims. florida senator bill nelson was not impressed with the texas senator cruz , and put the freshman senator in his place.
>> i want to put on the record that this senator feels like that senator cruz has gone over the line. he basically has impugned the patriotism of the nominee. there is a certain degree of comity and civility that this committee has always been known for. to question in essence whether somebody is a fellow traveler with another country i think is taking it too far.
>> even senator john mccain hit back at cruz .
>> senator hagel is an honorable man. he has served his country. and no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character or his integrity.
>> ted cruz has been a senator for less than a little over a month, i guess. and he is already embarrassed himself using the platform of the senate armed services committee to slander a decorated war veteran . it is absolutely shameful. senator cruz is an example of why his home state of texas will probably be a blue state sooner rather than later.
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