Gina Haspel is unfit for any job in government

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Rand Paul of Kentucky, are expected to vote for Haspel. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, announced he would vote in her favor.

Vice President Mike Pence, as president of the Senate, can be called on to break a tie vote.

Many took note of her faceoff with the CIA nominee, a woman who has spent 33 years at the cloak-and-dagger agency, majority as an undercover agent in unsavoury locales.

On being asked if she would make personal pledge of loyalty to Trump if he asked, Haspel said she doesn't think the US President would do that. Sen. Kamala Harris: "Can you please answer the question?" When Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) observed that Cotton had become "sort of the Steve King of the Senate", Cotton retorted that Graham "didn't even make it off the kiddie table in the debates".

The Haspel nomination is a case in which reasonable people can disagree.

During five hours of testimony, Haspel, who reportedly headed up a Central Intelligence Agency "black site" in Thailand where one detainee was subjected to the interrogation program, was grilled by senators over her role in the program and the destruction of 92 videotapes that documented how the program was carried out.

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I guess the answer to this weighty question is similar to Jerry Seinfeld's when Elaine Benes asked him how grossly unattractive people are able to procreate.

Feinstein at least has the potential to be more reasonable when it comes to nominees named by Republicans.

But Sanders also said she had not recently discussed with Trump the question of whether torture is effective. Earlier, he said she did a "great job" in the hearing.

A confirmation of Haspel would be interpreted overseas as implicit approval of a program of harsh detention and interrogation, Ford said.

Under questioning by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting CIA Director Gina Haspel said she would not permit the spy agency to restart the kind of harsh detention and interrogation program it ran at black sites after September 11.

Haspel has received numerous awards and recognitions for her service and, specifically, her excellence in counterterrorism.

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"Having served in that tumultuous time", Haspel said of the post-9/11 techniques.

Warner and other panel Democrats have pushed Haspel to use her current authority as acting director of the CIA to declassify additional documents related to her career at the agency so the public, not just lawmakers, can scrutinize her tenure.

Furthermore, confirming her without a full repudiation of now-illegal interrogation tactics, for some senators, would be implicit endorsement of those tactics. She says she didn't leave for three years.

After the hearing, Democrats complained that Haspel was not as forthcoming as they had hoped and that some of her answers lacked clarity.

During a heated exchange with California Democrat Sen. "Gina Haspel is a torturer!"

Bayh says that for 33 years Haspel has worked to defend America from those who would harm it.

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During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday, Sen. On the other hand, her post-9/11 role managing a secret prison in Thailand where "enhanced interrogation" techniques such as waterboarding were used on an al-Qaeda prisoner recalls a bleak episode. Her colleagues sing her praises and even her foes acknowledge her abilities.

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