Graham grills Hagel on “Jewish Lobby” comments
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pressed Chuck Hagel about an interview in which Hagel referred to the "Jewish Lobby." Graham asked: “Name one dumb thing we’ve been goaded into doing by the Israeli, Jewish lobby.”
The comments in question were from 2006, in an interview with Middle East analyst Aaron David Miller. "The political reality is that you intimidate, not you — that the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here," Hagel said. "Again, I have always argued against some of the dumb things they do because I don’t think it’s in the interest of Israel. I just don’t think it’s smart for Israel."