Hagel Apologizes for 1998 Gay Slur

In bid to appease the left ahead of potential defense secretary nomination

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 21, 2012 1:47 PM CST

(Newser) – Chuck Hagel apologized today for a 1998 incident in which he described prospective ambassador James Hormel "openly and aggressively gay." Democratic activists have been railing against the incident lately, in light of Hagel's rumored candidacy for defense secretary, Politico reports. "Ambassadorial...   Read full story »

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