Chuck Hagel Stepping Down 'Under Pressure'
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, though reporters are portraying it as a forced move.By Christina Hartman | November 24, 2014
From the tone of this announcement, you’d think we were watching a routine resignation.
“Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary Secretary of Defense," President Obama said Monday morning. "Over nearly two years, Chuck has been an exemplary Defense Secretary. … When it’s mattered most, behind closed doors in the Oval Office, you’ve always given it to me straight.”
But multiple reports are framing it as anything but the completely voluntary departure of a beloved cabinet member.