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Schumer, Boxer Announce Support For Hagel

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WASHINGTON D.C.  - The man nominated to be the nation's next defense secretary has picked up the support of two of the Senate's staunchest supporters of Israel -- despite concerns about Chuck Hagel's commitment to the Jewish state.
Chuck Schumer of New York and Barbara Boxer of California say they've spoken at length with Hagel. And they say the former Republican senator has addressed their earlier reservations about whether he is "anti-Israel" and too soft on Iran, and their concerns that he might be opposed to gay rights.
Schumer -- who met with Hagel for 90 minutes yesterday at the White House -- issued a statement saying he will support Hagel, "based on several key assurances" he received from him.
Boxer expressed her support after receiving a letter from Hagel in which he insisted that he supports President Barack Obama's foreign policy positions.
In the letter, Hagel expressed regret for using the term "Jewish lobby" to describe pro-Israel groups. He called it a "very poor choice of words."
Hagel still has to contend with opposition from the Republican ranks.
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