Democrats Running Out of Excuses to Oppose Haspel
by John Cornyn on May 16, 2018 at 8:59 AM
On May 15th at a press conference, I discussed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence vote on Gina Haspel’s nomination and urged a bipartisan effort to confirm her. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“Tomorrow the Senate Intelligence Committee will vote Gina Haspel out of the committee. She is quite likely the most accomplished person ever to be nominated as CIA Director, and she reiterated this morning in a letter to Senator Mark Warner, the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, that she did not believe that the CIA should ever restart any of the interrogation programs.”
“Democrats are running out of excuses to block this highly qualified nominee, and I hope more of our Senate Democratic colleagues will come across the aisle and support her as they should.”