"It's one thing to vote [when] John McCain is in Sedona, it's another thing to look him in the eye and tell him you're not going to vote with him", said Senator Angus King, an independent from ME who plans to vote against Haspel, told the Globe.
"If she is confirmed, the Senate Intelligence Committee will continue to conduct thorough and vigorous oversight over the nation's intelligence agencies".
Former Vice President Dick Cheney shared in a brand new interview his help for Gina Haspel, President Trump's option to run the Central Intelligence Agency, and mentioned the "enhanced interrogation" methods the company used weren't torture.
Sen. John Hoeven has said he supports Haspel's nomination.
Amid an intensifying public debate on torture, President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA on Tuesday said the harsh interrogation program the agency ran at black sites after the September 11 attacks should not have been undertaken. But she added that the interrogation program "ultimately did damage to our officers and our standing in the world". Mark Warner, D-Va., who is among key Democrats whose votes will be crucial in the narrowly divided GOP Senate, especially after Republican Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia and Joe Donnelly, Indiana, have pledged support.
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Such unusual move former military decided because of suspicions about the possible involvement Haspel to use enhanced interrogation techniques, in other words, the torture of suspects. Stand with John McCain against torture.
"If I can change one person's mind about what torture is and what I would do to protect American freedom, I will do this for years", he said.
While most Senate Democrats, including Intelligence Committee veterans like Dianne Feinstein, have announced their opposition to Haspel's nomination, their pretensions to oppose torture and demand a higher moral standard in the CIA leadership are belied by their own records.
McCain, who was captured and tortured during the Vietnam War, criticized Haspel on May 9.
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Paul's opposition nearly triggered the panel to report Mr. Pompeo out of the committee unfavorably before the full Senate vote.