Politics

DEMOCRATS CAVE: Sources Say HASPEL Has the Votes to Pass Senate

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.16.18

At least three Democratic Senators signaled their intention to vote ‘yes’ Wednesday for President Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency; effectively ending days of contentious hearings over the future of Gina Haspel.

According to Politico, liberal Senators Warner, Heitkamp, and Nelson moved from “undecided” to the “yes camp” on Haspel, a decades long member of the intelligence community and CIA operative.

The news comes just hours after she passed a key hurdle and obtained the approval of the Senate Intelligence Committee in a 10-5 vote Wednesday.

“The one-two-three punch of Democratic buy-in effectively ensures Haspel’s confirmation as soon as Thursday despite a handful of still-undecided senators in both parties — not to mention a vocal push to defeat her by liberal and civil rights activists,” writes Politico.

Liberal legislators sought to derail Haspel’s nomination; accusing her of endorsing “enhanced interrogation techniques” -such as waterboarding- on detained terror suspects.

“The short answer is yes,” Warner told journalists this week. “The letter better reflected some of the conversations I’d had with her on an individual basis.”

Read the full story here.

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