Shelby said he has concerns about former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama’s nominee for Sectary of Defense, but he plans to vote for him and expects the Senate to confirm the nomination.
“He’s probably as good as we’re going to get,” Shelby said.
Shelby said he plans to vote in favor of Jack Lew, Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury. Lew formerly served as the White House budget director and chief of staff. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, has said he will oppose the Lew nomination.