South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds Undecided on Gina Haspel Vote

Charlene Craig
May 15, 2018

"With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken".

Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Haspel said outright that CIA should not have used such methods, even if they were deemed legal. But she added that the interrogation program "ultimately did damage to our officers and our standing in the world". In a POLITICO op-ed Friday, he criticized the Central Intelligence Agency nominee for selectively releasing information about her record of harsh interrogation techniques on detainees and said "that fact alone should be enough to cause the Senate reject her nomination". With a 51-49 Republican majority - and one of the GOP no votes, Sen.

She is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate as soon as next week, although that vote likely also will be close.

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McCain's comments sparked a fresh debate over now-banned torture techniques ahead of Senate voting.

Yes, but why? If it's all about the enhanced interrogation program? And Former Vice-President Dick Cheney, who was integral to the post-Sept.

In her Monday letter, Haspel said that she would refuse "to undertake any proposed activity that is contrary to my moral and ethical values". In November, McCain convinced Manchin to vote against Steven Bradbury to become the general counsel of the Department of Transportation because of his role in crafting the memos that authorized the CIA's use of torture in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. "Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying".

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For example, Haspel had testified that she was only briefed about the interrogation program after a year.

The CIA declassified a review that found "no fault with the performance" of Haspel in the destruction of the videotape evidence, which could help clear the air for senators who are troubled by her involvement in the matter. Jeff Flake of Arizona has raised concerns about the nominee.

Haspel - who would replace now-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the role - has gotten support from lawmakers on the left. Trump blasts White House leakers as "traitors" Haspel confirmation vote set for Wednesday The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by CVS Health - Trump makes history with foreign policy decisions MORE (Ind.) have said they will vote for Haspel. But he felt Haspel was more forthcoming in her private meetings with senators, and asked her to put in writing some of what she told them.

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