President Trump’s pick to head the CIA received a key recommendation from the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday; clearing the path towards an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor as early as next week.
Potential CIA director Gina Haspel cleared the Committee in a 10-5 vote, sending her nomination to the rest of the Senate and setting the stage for the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
“Gina Haspel is the most qualified person the president could choose to lead the CIA and the most prepared nominee in the 70-year history of the agency,” Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said in a statement.
“She has acted morally, ethically and legally, over a distinguished 30-year career and is the right person to lead the agency into an uncertain and challenging future. I’m pleased to see the committee favorably report her nomination to the full Senate, and I look forward to her swift confirmation,” he added.
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