Skip to comments.McCain urges Senate to reject Haspelís nomination
Posted on 05/09/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT by libh8er
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came out against Gina Haspel, President Trumps nominee to be CIA director, on Wednesday after her confirmation hearing in the Senate.
In a break with President Trump, McCain urged his Senate colleagues to vote against Haspel, charging that "her refusal to acknowledge tortures immorality is disqualifying."
McCain said Haspel in speaking to the Senate Intelligence Committee failed to address his concerns about her role in an enhanced interrogation program during the George W. Bush administration. The methods used in that program are now widely regarded as torture.
Haspel cannot afford to lose any additional Republican support. McCain is recovering from surgery related to his brain cancer in Arizona and was not expected to be present when the Senate votes on Haspel's nomination. With McCain out and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) opposed, Haspel still needs support from at least one Democratic senator as well as every other Republican to be confirmed.
"Like many Americans, I understand the urgency that drove the decision to resort to so-called enhanced interrogation methods after our country was attacked. I know that those who used enhanced interrogation methods and those who approved them wanted to protect Americans from harm. I appreciate their dilemma and the strain of their duty, McCain said in a statement Wednesday.
But as I have argued many times, the methods we employ to keep our nation safe must be as right and just as the values we aspire to live up to and promote in the world.
McCain said that he believes Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense.
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But, did McElveen vote for John Brannan, who also favored the use of enhanced interrogation techniques? Yes, I believe he did. Hey, John. Your petty bitterness of showing even as you are on your deathbed. This is pathetic and beneath you!
What a SICK,filthy turd that old man is. Carrying his hatred right into the flames of hell. Guess it’s all he’s got left.
Lining up with full bladder for post interment festivities.
Seems like McCain’s goal is to incur the hatred of every conservative in the country before he croaks.
Just die McCain. I’m sick of your statements.
I’m sick hearing about you.
G D John McCain.
Why can’t he do like the old soldier and quietly fade away?
Boy can we wrap this up by Sunday so that we can move forward as a country?
Brain dead putz!
Manchin has indicated he is voting for her so since low life McCain cannot vote one way or the other from his hospice bed and assuming Collins votes for her, she will get the 50 votes, probably more.
McCain, the gift that keeps on giving.
McCain will do anything to get his name in NYT in a favorable light.
Can we send pizzas to Meghan to move things along?
“In a break with President Trump...”
A break? One break?
Give me a break.
STFU MCQUEEG...YOU TRAITOR!
The family needs to have a down to earth chat with John and urge him to retire now. He has embarrassed a huge number of his supporters and will go down as a bitter old man that only a handful of disgusting power hungry libs can say one kind word.
Put him on skype and we will see who is really talking.
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