Another Democratic Senator Announces Support For CIA Nominee Gina Haspel


Over the past few days, Mike Braun, the Republican nominee for Senate in IN, attacked Donnelly for being undecided on Haspel's nomination and playing a political game with his vote, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

In an interview Thursday on Bloomberg Daybreak, Portman predicted "a tight vote" on the Senate floor, adding it was unfortunate "because I think she deserves more support than she's than she's going to get". Mr Trump said Democrats like Donnelly say one thing, "and then they go to Washington and vote for the radical, liberal agenda". Haspel's record and her refusal to state unequivocally that she rejects "enhanced interrogation" make her an unacceptable choice to lead an already troubled intelligence agency.

The White House has noted that Haspel has backing from a number of Obama- and Bush-era intelligence officials including former CIA Directors Leon Panetta, John Brennan and Michael Hayden.

The Kentucky senator was in Louisville, at Angel's Envy Distillery, to speak to a group of entrepreneurs bringing a high-powered lineup of investors and business leaders to Louisville. "I remember the operative who was in charge of that", Haspel said. She struggled to say, though, whether it was immoral, even today. Before she arrived, a high-value al-Qaida member was tortured extensively at the black site, by waterboarding and other methods. Manchin called Haspel "a person of great character". Donnelly and Manchin are up for reelection in November, and Trump appeared at a political rally Thursday in IN, in which he singled out Donnelly and called on voters to support the Republican nominee, Mike Braun.

Gina Haspel was nominated for the post of director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Trump, but has faced difficulties while receiving approval from the US Congress.

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But Haspel's confirmation hearing may have been the last chance for the US government to publicly explore the implications of the CIA's dramatic departure from American traditions after 9/11.

The GOP holds a 51-to-49 edge, and Vice President Mike Pence can break a possible tie.

Haspel's chances of winning confirmation improved following a hearing that, while contentious, featured no major missteps by the nominee.

As Gina Haspel tells it, her life was "right out of a spy novel".

"Ms. Haspel's role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing".