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Baldwin to vote against Central Intelligence Agency nominee Haspel

18 May 2018, 02:02 | Opal Carroll

MGN Haspel was confirmed in a 54-45 vote. Posted May. 17 2018 3:26 PM Updated May. 17 2018 3:26 PM

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				Haspel was confirmed in a 54-45 vote.									Posted May. 17 2018 3:26 PM					Updated May. 17 2018 3:26 PM

Flake said in a statement Wednesday that while he appreciates Haspel's 30-year career at the CIA, the United States needs to turn the page on the spy agency's former program of detaining and harshly interrogating terror suspects. McCain, battling brain cancer, missed the vote; most Republicans supported Haspel, along with six Democrats. Former top intelligence officials said she earned the chance to take the helm of the intelligence agency.

Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman, praised Haspel in a statement after the vote, saying she "has acted morally, ethically, and legally" during her 33-year Central Intelligence Agency career. John McCain, who urged senators to reject her.

Tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam, McCain said the country should only use methods to keep itself safe that are "as right and just as the values we aspire to live up to and promote in the world".

Laura Pitter with Human Rights Watch says Haspel's confirmation is a "perverse byproduct of the USA failure to grapple with past abuses".

Baldwin's Republican counterpart, Sen.

Democratic senators grilled Haspel on these events at her confirmation hearing before the Senate intelligence committee on May 9.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called President Donald Trump's choice of Haspel to lead the agency "the right woman at the right time". In a letter on Monday, she went beyond what she said in her public testimony.

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In addition to being the CIA's first female director, Haspel is also the first career CIA officer to lead the agency since William Colby in the 1970s. "Gina Haspel advocated for torture". Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Bill Nelson of Florida.

The Missouri Democrat said she agreed with Sen.

But Senate Democrat Elizabeth Warren insisted Haspel's past connection to practices now widely seen as torture should sound the alarm bell.

Baldwin had not stated her position on Haspel until Thursday, after her confirmation became all-but certain following 10-5 committee approval.

State Sen. Leah Vukmir has refused to apologize for the claim. Trump has said in the past that "torture works" and that he would consider using it again.

The 61-year-old Haspel, a Russian Federation specialist who spent her career in the clandestine service, becomes the first woman to lead the agency, taking over from Mike Pompeo, whom Trump recently made his secretary of state.

The attacks on Haspel's record made Trump administration officials nervous about her nomination, especially after Paul announced his opposition, which meant Democrats had the ability to block Haspel's confirmation.



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