The Washington Post editorial board opposes his nomination. LGBT spokespersons, women's groups, and those worried about climate change also have voiced concern.
Hagel's voting record and statements on Iran-related issues alone should give pause to anyone who wonders what message his appointment could send to Tehran.
Fifth, to seek to draw a parallel with the NRA is particularly offensive, especially to those who have opposed the group's agenda.
We wish the NRA were remotely open -- say even one percent -- to the pluralistic views of Americans on gun rights and gun limits that organizations like AJC are to the direction of American Jewry and Israel.Why the New York Times chose to publish such an off-base, politically motivated piece chock full of errors and distortions is beyond us. SOURCE American Jewish Committee