Those who watched the Senate committee hearing saw that Democrats (in prior face-to-face meetings) had secured from Hagel support for Pentagon's projects to their state factories and resistance to the defense cuts. In addition, Hagel admitted that his stance against Israel and Iran was wrong. He also admitted that his writings about disarmament were not correct as understood.
I wonder what anti-Semites here are hoping for? That Hagel will lie after the nomination?