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Wall Street Journal calls for 'up or down' vote on Hagel

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said yesterday on CBS that he would try to block the confirmations of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan as CIA director until the White House releases more information on the Benghazi attack.

Meanwhile, the conservative Wall Street Journal just wants an honest up or down vote. At least for Hagel.

From the paper's lead editorial today:

Republicans are so far signaling that they won't filibuster Mr. Hagel, which speaks well of their confirmation consistency even with a Democrat in the White House. But Senators of either party still owe voters their independent judgment on an up or down vote. Advice and consent isn't supposed to mean partisan deference to the White House, especially when a nominee looks as unprepared as Mr. Hagel does.

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