First time in U.S. history.

Hagel Vote Filibustered (with Video)

By Nina Settappa

February 15, 2013 Updated Feb 15, 2013 at 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.incnow.tv) - It appears Leon Panetta will have to remain the nation's defense secretary for a little bit longer.

Senate Republicans successfully filibuster the vote to confirm President Obama’s nominee, Chuck Hagel. This is the first time in history a defense secretary nomination has been filibustered. Thursday confirmation vote fell short by two. He needed 60 yeas.

The senate will make a second attempt at cloture or cut off debate when they return from recess on February 26th.

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