You have only so much political capital in the senate, and Rand is smartly using his on opposing drone strikes/John Brennan.
He is toeing the party line on Hagel, but doing it very quietly. Not a bad play since his vote won't make a difference and he knows Hagel will be confirmed anyways.
Better than making a fool of himself and burning bridges like Ted Cruz has been doing.
Like many posters I like Hagel and hope he gets confirmed.
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