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Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly announced on Saturday that he would support Gina Haspel as CIA Director, becoming the second Democrat to offer his approval and all but ensuring that she will be confirmed.

Haspel is a career CIA officer who has spent much of her time at the agency working under cover.

The same night, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Penceappeared together IN at a rally IN support of Donnelly's Republican challenger Mike Braun.

This stance strikes in contrast to other Democratic senators who refuse to support Haspel, despite endorsing President Obama's Central Intelligence Agency director nominee who also advocated torture in the early 2000s.

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Appearing Thursday morning on the Fox Business Channel, former Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed both Haspel and the techniques he refuses to call torture.

Donnelly's endorsement comes just days after Haspel's confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, during which she repeatedly refused to say torture is immoral and denied that the CIA has ever even engaged in torture.

Donnelly voiced his support for Haspel on Twitter Saturday morning, saying he believes Haspel learned from the past and has the experience needed as the USA faces "dynamic and challenging security threats". He says the program was necessary to keep the U.S. safe from attacks and that he doesn't think the techniques used amounted to torture. Mr Trump said Democrats like Donnelly say one thing, "and then they go to Washington and vote for the radical, liberal agenda".

Many Democrats have said they will oppose Haspel, with only Donnelly and Joe Manchin of West Virginia breaking ranks, though more may follow. McCain, who is battling stage IV brain cancer from his home in Arizona, is a former prisoner of war who was tortured by his Vietnamese captors in the 1960s and '70s. During his presidential campaign, Trump openly advocated returning to the torture of terrorism suspects conducted by the Bush administration during the hysteria following the 9/11 attacks.

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McConnell, who sets the Senate's agenda, has said he looks forward to a full Senate vote soon to confirm her. Fellow Republican Sen. John McCain has also called on the Senate to reject Haspel for refusing to acknowledge "torture's immorality".

Among Republican senators, only McCain and Rand Paul have announced their opposition to Haspel's nomination.

Haspel delivered an order from her superior to other agency officials to destroy videotapes of the interrogations, including the waterboarding of one of the top al-Qaeda operatives.

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