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McCain urges Senate to reject Haspelís nomination
The Hill ^ | 05/09/2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN AND BRETT SAMUELS

Posted on 05/09/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT by libh8er

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came out against Gina Haspel, President Trump’s 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 torture’s 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: braindead; dingdongtraitorsdead; gop; haspel; johnmccain; keating5democrat; mccain; sad; senate; songbird; stayclassy; strawberries; wuspigs
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1 posted on 05/09/2018 8:03:58 PM PDT by libh8er
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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!


2 posted on 05/09/2018 8:05:01 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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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.


3 posted on 05/09/2018 8:05:34 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Lining up with full bladder for post interment festivities.


4 posted on 05/09/2018 8:06:05 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Seems like McCain’s goal is to incur the hatred of every conservative in the country before he croaks.


5 posted on 05/09/2018 8:07:54 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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ESAD McCain!


6 posted on 05/09/2018 8:08:04 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals can kiss my bitter clingers!)
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To: libh8er

Just die McCain. I’m sick of your statements.
I’m sick hearing about you.
Just die.


7 posted on 05/09/2018 8:08:54 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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G D John McCain.


8 posted on 05/09/2018 8:09:16 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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Why can’t he do like the old soldier and quietly fade away?


9 posted on 05/09/2018 8:09:26 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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Boy can we wrap this up by Sunday so that we can move forward as a country?


10 posted on 05/09/2018 8:09:46 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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Brain dead putz!


11 posted on 05/09/2018 8:10:09 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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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.


12 posted on 05/09/2018 8:10:25 PM PDT by chuckee
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McCain, the gift that keeps on giving.


13 posted on 05/09/2018 8:10:35 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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McCain will do anything to get his name in NYT in a favorable light.


14 posted on 05/09/2018 8:11:10 PM PDT by entropy12 (1 Mil Daca is the shining object to hide 30 mil low quality LEGAL immigrants in last 25 years)
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Can we send pizzas to Meghan to move things along?


15 posted on 05/09/2018 8:11:34 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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"For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
16 posted on 05/09/2018 8:11:40 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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“In a break with President Trump...”

A break? One break?
Give me a break.


17 posted on 05/09/2018 8:12:06 PM PDT by map
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STFU MCQUEEG...YOU TRAITOR!


18 posted on 05/09/2018 8:12:27 PM PDT by nopardons
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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.


19 posted on 05/09/2018 8:12:30 PM PDT by Kahuna
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Put him on skype and we will see who is really talking.


20 posted on 05/09/2018 8:12:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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