Andrea Mitchell: Schumer's Refusal To Defend Hagel "Very Revealing"
NBC's Andrea Mitchell says that there are "serious problems" with Hagel's nomination prospects.
Mitchell: What Senator Schumer said was really very revealing. Exactly, because if a Democratic Senator is not going to come to Chuck Hagel's defense, then I think there are serious problems there.
Mitchell: This White House can not continue to float trial balloons and have them shot down. The president can't be perceived to be rolled by his opponents. The problem Chuck Hagel has, though he has a lot of support in the foreign policy community, is that he's now getting shot at from the left and the right. Because of his past comments, which he has now retracted and apologized for, against gays.