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Graham to vote yes on Haspel, despite McCain's call for senators to vote no
cnn ^ | 05/10/2018 | Daniella Diaz

Posted on 05/10/2018 12:37:47 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

Washington (CNN)South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Thursday he would vote "yes" for Gina Haspel to be CIA director, bucking the request of one of his closest friends in Congress, Sen. John McCain, who opposes Haspel's nomination.

"I intend to support Gina Haspel to serve as the first female Director of the CIA," Graham said in his statement. "Ms. Haspel has rejected the interrogation policies of the past. She is fully committed to following the law that prevents future abuses. This law, among others, includes the Detainee Treatment Act which I helped author. Gina Haspel should be confirmed as soon as possible as we live in a time of continuing threats."

McCain released a statement Wednesday evening asking senators to vote against Haspel because of her involvement in the George W. Bush administration's interrogation program after 9/11. McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, cited her refusal in testimony to acknowledge "torture's immorality."

"I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense," the Arizona Republican said in the statement.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 115th; cia; ginahaspel; graham; haspel; johnmccain; lindseygraham; mccain; senate; trumpcia; uniparty; vote
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1 posted on 05/10/2018 12:37:47 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

but he declined to piss on his grave


2 posted on 05/10/2018 12:39:54 PM PDT by dontreadthis (huh?)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

As McCain said (paraphrasing): This is my last term. I’m now free to say exactly how I feel and don’t have to make nice with the voters.

Graham still has to face his constituents.


3 posted on 05/10/2018 12:42:15 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (truth will trump their lies)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Perhaps Linda has started to realize no one is served by listening to the lunatic ramblings of a dying old man.


4 posted on 05/10/2018 12:43:24 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Linda says, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

*SMIRK*


5 posted on 05/10/2018 12:46:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

The location of his tumor means his judgement is impaired. Anyone who listens to him at this point would destroy whatever legacy he has.


6 posted on 05/10/2018 12:48:23 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Heart of Georgia

“This is my last term. I’m now free to say exactly how I feel and don’t have to make nice with the voters.”

He didn’t say this the last time he ran. That makes him a liar in my book.


7 posted on 05/10/2018 12:51:46 PM PDT by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
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To: Heart of Georgia

He’s nothing but an obstructionist at this point.


8 posted on 05/10/2018 12:52:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Maybe Graham has decided he has indulged McCain for long enough. I CAN however, see some Dems saying they are going to honor McCain and vote no.


9 posted on 05/10/2018 12:53:13 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.)
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To: dontreadthis

I think they should make his gravestone a toilet, so as not to affect other plots at Arlington from expected future ‘visitors’


10 posted on 05/10/2018 1:09:28 PM PDT by montag813
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To: McGavin999

If the tumor was truly impairing his judgment, then he would be praising Trump for withdrawing from the Iran deal and supporting haspel


11 posted on 05/10/2018 1:10:16 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ChicagoConservative27
"McCain released a statement Wednesday evening..."

Has McCain even been seen in public since Haspel was nominated? Why does the media persist in this sham of reporting statements that they cannot verify are coming from McCain himself?

12 posted on 05/10/2018 1:12:19 PM PDT by Stingray51
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Jaun is a very bitter (and senile) old man. That is the legacy he choose.


13 posted on 05/10/2018 1:12:49 PM PDT by Tadhg
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To: montag813

That’s not the point. We need to be stressing the judgement center, tot tut, poor guy, you can’t listen to what he is saying now that he is in his final hours. Especially Collins and Murcowski


14 posted on 05/10/2018 1:17:09 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

“Lindsey! Is it true? If you voted for this woman as CIA director, I will NEVER speak to you again! And you can take that to the bank!”

“Oh well, Ahh guess I’ll juss deal with it, John.”


15 posted on 05/10/2018 1:17:14 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: ChicagoConservative27
...first female Director of the CIA

This PC stuff is annoying even when it's for someone on our side. Who cares if she's the first left-handed, brown-eyed, deaf Irishman or whatever. But I guess if Linda needs that to hang his hat on, whatever.

16 posted on 05/10/2018 1:22:12 PM PDT by scottinoc
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Linda may go in for a visit to old Juan.

Fix his pillow.


17 posted on 05/10/2018 1:23:59 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: ChicagoConservative27

How are we supposed to believe this? McPain hasn’t been seen in public for months. He could be on ice for all anyone knows.


18 posted on 05/10/2018 1:35:44 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Independent confirmation that the comments actually came from him???


19 posted on 05/10/2018 1:53:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Free Republic has been reduced to primarily a gathering place for the inane, banal, and obtuse.)
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To: dontreadthis

So is McLame worried Gina is going to get waterboard the ISIS leaders just captured to get them to disclose McLame’s and Obama’s covert activities in Syria.


20 posted on 05/10/2018 1:55:13 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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