Ted Cruz Floats Joe Lieberman for Defense Secretary

Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:05am

Sen. Ted Cruz has an idea for a new Defense secretary that the incoming Senate Armed Services chairman would love, Roll Call reports.  

The Texas Republican on Monday floated the name of former Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut, to replace Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon.  

“We need a Secretary of Defense who is squarely focused on defending the national security interests of the United States, first and foremost, and especially preventing a bad deal over Iran’s nuclear weapons program that could do irreparable harm to us and our allies,” Cruz said in a statement.