I mentioned this in another post here….
Gina Haspel is in trouble starting out of the gate….
Her history is gonna be a problem….
Paul said that he will oppose the nominations and “do everything I can to block” them.
“My announcement today is that I will oppose both Pompeo’s nomination and Haspel’s nomination,” Paul said.
Paul is the first Republican to come out against the two nominations, which were announced by Trump on Tuesday. Last year, he was the only Republican to vote against Pompeo for CIA director.
The senator pointed to his previous statement that Pompeo doesn’t believe “enhanced interrogation techniques” to be torture, as well as his support for the Iraq War, in explaining his opposition.
“I’m perplexed by the nomination of people who love the Iraq War so much that they would advocate for a war with Iran next. I think it goes against most of the things President Trump campaigned on,” he said.
Paul said he is opposing Haspel due to her involvement in the enhanced interrogation program during the George W. Bush administration. He said she showed “joyful glee at someone who is being tortured.”
“I find it just amazing that anyone would consider having this woman at the head of the CIA,” Paul said…..