Central Intelligence Agency pick Haspel picks up key Dem endorsements ahead of confirmation vote

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An aide for the Senate Intelligence Committee said the panel will vote on Gina Haspel's nomination on Wednesday.

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To prove his point, and his support of Haspel, Kennedy rounded up the boys for an afternoon of waterboarding.

"The United States must be an example to the rest of the world, and I support that", she said in her letter. Mark Warner's decision strengthens the likelihood that she will be confirmed by the Senate in coming days.

"While I trust her word, I will also verify, helping to ensure Congress conducts robust oversight of the Central Intelligence Agency under her leadership", she added. "However, Ms. Haspel explained to me that the agency should not have employed such tactics in the past and has assured me that it will not do so in the future", Heitkamp said in a statement.

Warner, whose home state of Virginia houses the CIA's headquarters, has an important constituency to consider, and has been complimentary of Haspel in the past.

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Kennedy said he would face questions about his support for gun control, whether he thought 21-year-olds should be able to own guns, among other things.

Green beret USA army and former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy passed the waterboarding (simulated drowning) in support of the appointment of Gina Haesang for the post of CIA Director.

Warner has not yet said how he would vote ahead of the panel's closed session Wednesday.

President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA now says the agency's "enhanced interrogation" program was a mistake and that the techniques critics call torture hurt the agency. But in saying the CIA never should have embarked on the program in the first place, she is putting distance between herself and other senior intelligence officials, many of whom acknowledge that the CIA made mistakes but defend the interrogation program as legal, presidentially authorized and a legitimate response to the immediate threat of attacks by al-Qaeda.

Haspel pledged at her confirmation hearing that she would never restart the program, in place in the years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, but did not go as far as saying it should not have been started. But she added that the interrogation program "ultimately did damage to our officers and our standing in the world".

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