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Oklahoma senators urge Obama to withdraw nomination of Hagel

Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe signed a letter with 13 other GOP senators asking President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense because of a lack of bipartisan support.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: February 22, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Both of Oklahoma’s senators signed a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday, urging him to withdraw the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, but the White House press secretary called the Republican effort a waste of time.

Sens. Tom Coburn,...

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