John McCain Trashes Gina Haspel for Endorsing “Torture” of Islamist Terrorists – Forgets He Voted for Brennan Who Has Same “Torture” Record
CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel testified before the Senate on Wednesday on her qualifications to lead the CIA.
During questioning Haspel was grilled on her previous participation in the waterboarding “torture” of Islamist mass killers.
The CIA reportedly waterboarded a handful of top terrorists after the 9-11 attacks and was able to obtain information that broke up several attacks and led the US to Bin Laden.
Democrats and squish Republicans believe this was immoral and a stain on US history.
Haspel refused to apologize for the interrogation methods during questioning.
Senator John McCain later released a statement condemning Haspel after the hearing.
I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country & has devoted her professional life to its service & defense. However, her role in overseeing the use of torture is disturbing & her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. https://t.co/ocDtdqU2Sx
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 10, 2018
But Larry O’Connor, the host of the Larry O’Connor Show on WMALDC, reminded the senior Arizona senator that he voted for John Brennan — who had the same “torture” record as Haspel.
But Senator, with all respect, you voted FOR John Brennan who had the same record on rendition and enhanced interrogation as Ms. Haspel. Respectfully, why the double standard? https://t.co/AQM43yHWq4
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) May 10, 2018