"I would argue that this man's record, when it comes to Iran and Israel, and statements he has made, puts him well out of the mainstream," Graham said.
As a member of the House, McKeon, R-Calif., doesn't get a vote on Hagel's confirmation. But he said Friday that he has the same concerns as Senate Republicans.
Hagel is not without support from a potent constituency: military veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Officers Association of America, and the American Legion have all backed him.
Associated Press writer Josh Lederman contributed to this report.
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