Nance: “Hagel’s vision for dealing with other nations is dangerous for American families.”
Washington D.C. – Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) CEO and President Penny Nance has issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense:
“The confirmation of former-Sen. Chuck Hagel to be the next civilian head of the United States Military doesn’t make American families feel safer, because we as a nation are more vulnerable under his leadership. Hagel does not have a sound understanding of the global threats facing America, nor does he have the discernment needed for a workable defense policy.
“The Senate has failed to properly vet this candidate. As if his shaky, inconsistent committee hearing wasn’t enough to show his lack of qualifications, we can also add his failure to submit critical documents. Motives follow money, and Hagel’s refusal to submit financial documents, as well as his omission of funding sources, reiterates his real motives.
“Our national security interests stand at a threatening juncture. Hagel’s record shows his lack of knowledge when it comes to nuclear disarmament, and his vision for how to deal with these issues is dangerous to American families. While in the Senate, he voted to adopt Global Zero and reconfirmed his opinion by saying,
“How can we preach to other countries that you can’t have nuclear weapons but we can and our allies can?” Countries like North Korea and Iran are on the verge of nuclear power; it’s naive to put false hope in the fact that anti-American countries would cease their pursuit of nuclear capability if we disarm ourselves.
“By confirming Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, the Senate has catered, once again, to the president’s wants and overlooked the needs of the American people.”
If you would like to schedule an interview with CWA CEO and President Penny Nance, please contact Alison Howard at [email protected] or 202-309-5978. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders and over 30 years of service to our nation