Sen. King playing party politics

President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to be the first female Director of the CIA is not only necessary but historic. Haspel served as deputy director of the CIA, and in Sen. Angus King’s own words is “a qualified, experienced CIA veteran, who has the respect of CIA’s staff” (May 9, 2018).

Despite Haspel’s qualifications to be CIA director, King decided to vote against her confirmation.

King claims his opposition to Haspel’s confirmation is due to her service in the CIA while enhanced interrogation tactics were being performed. Yet in 2013,…

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