Gina Haspel is unfit for any job in government

Isaac Cain
May 12, 2018

John McCain, 81, has been a frequent critic of Trump.

The 78-year-old said that the violent actions of the police were even more surprising for him as he was promised an opportunity to speak out at the Hasped hearing.

"I believe her role in the Agency's use of torture and efforts to destroy evidence of it was neither minor nor incidental". McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, cited her refusal in testimony to acknowledge "torture's immorality".

But Haspel's prospects for confirmation had already significantly brightened before McCain spoke out.

After an event in Louisville, Paul said he wasn't convinced by Haspel's testimony and that she shouldn't be "rewarded" for her involvement in the program.

Last month, Amnesty published a 32-page report on the CIA's torture programme and Gina Haspel's nomination.

Sadler's remarks were earliest recorded by The Hill, which said made them throughout an closeddoor meeting of two dozen WhiteHouse communications staffers on Thursday morning.

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The View host Whoopi Goldberg opened Friday's episode saying that ahead of Mother's Day weekend, she had hoped the show's panel would be discussing something happier than Sadler's "insanely despicable" comments.

"Now people want to go back and try to rewrite history, but if it were my call, I would do it again", he said.

"I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense", the Arizona Republican said in the statement. "Most of all, I know the use of torture compromises that which most distinguishes us from our enemies, our belief that all people, even captured enemies, possess basic human rights, which are protected by global conventions the USA not only joined, but for the most part authored". Haspel gets rave reviews from former national security officials from Democratic and Republican administrations, and is said to be strongly supported by agency employees.

Republican Senator John McCain, who was himself tortured while a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, urged lawmakers to vote "no" on Haspel's nomination.

It said in a statement: "We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time". Joe Manchin - a democrat from Trump-friendly West Virginia - faces a tough race for re-election this November and appears poised to side with the president over his party on Haspel.

Trump ridiculed McCain's capture, saying he wasn't a war hero because he was captured.

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