You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

WATCH: John McCain Takes on Defense Secretary Nominee Chuck Hagel in Fiery Questioning

The confirmation hearing for former Sen. Chuck Hagel is still ongoing, and the Defense Secretary nominee is facing some tough critics ... from his own party. Those GOP critics include the likes of Arizona Sen. John McCain who engaged in harsh questioning with Hagel as to his outspoken opposition to the surge in Iraq.

At the hearing on Thursday morning, McCain fired at Hagel, "Were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam? Were you correct or incorrect, yes or no?"

Hagel evaded the direct line of questioning, beginning

to respond by saying, "My reference to the surge being dangerous..."

McCain interjected, however, challenging the former senator. "Are you going to answer the question, Sen. Hagel? The question is, were you right or wrong? That's a pretty straight-forward question. I'd like you to answer if you were right or wrong, and then you're free to elaborate," McCain said.

"I'm not going to give you a 'yes' or 'no' answer to a lot of things today..." Hagel began.

"Well let the record show that you refused to answer the question," said McCain, once again interrupting. "Please, go ahead."

Leave a Comment0

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!