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Tue May 15, 2018, 03:36 PM

Haspel secures enough Senate support for confirmation as CIA director

Source: Politico



By ELANA SCHOR 05/15/2018 03:05 PM EDT

Gina Haspel has locked in the necessary support to win confirmation as President Donald Trump's CIA director, as two critical undecided Democrats Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota announced Tuesday that they would support her nomination.

Haspel has now won votes from four Democratic senators, allowing her to overcome any potential remaining opposition from either side of the aisle.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/15/gina-haspel-cia-director-nominee-support-589038

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Reply Haspel secures enough Senate support for confirmation as CIA director (Original post)
DonViejo Tuesday OP
louis-t Tuesday #1
underpants Tuesday #2
mr_lebowski Tuesday #3
Bradical79 Tuesday #4
deminks Tuesday #5
MJongo Tuesday #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Tuesday #7
sandensea Tuesday #8
sinkingfeeling Tuesday #9
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:40 PM

1. They should be ashamed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:40 PM

2. F!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:46 PM

3. I really can't stand Mark Warner ... I disliked him before, but this seals the deal for me ...

Dude is a total putz ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:47 PM

4. Disgusting -nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:49 PM

5. See, this is what happens when you don't look back. You reward criminals.

The neo-cons and the banksters were never held accountable for their crimes. Now we are where we are. Rewarding torture lovers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 03:59 PM

6. Why, Mark Warner?

Why is Mark Warner doing this? He's not even up for re-election this year. Torture is not, nor should ever be, an acceptable action, and anyone who even considers it, let alone actually perpetuated a program of it, should be considered de facto unfit for any such office. I'm severely depressed just thinking about these votes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 04:20 PM

7. Related: Home Depot has a run on waterboards.

And I thought we had put the shame of torture behind us.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 04:29 PM

8. Hmm. Or else.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:01 PM

9. Shame on the US of A.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:09 PM

10. Very dissapointed in the Dems (again).

When will be get a united backbone like the GOP does?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:36 PM

11. This makes me sick to my stomach!

I want to say more but I don't know where the boundaries are for criticizing Democratic congressman. I will just say I am deeply disappointed in these 4 Senators.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 05:44 PM

12. Go, Team! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! Wave the flag and whip some ass! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Sigh

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 06:35 PM

13. figures

no surprise on gaining necessary votes

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