Haspel became the first woman to run the spy agency after a 33-year tenure which included filling in as the acting director.
Responding to the president's tweet, Edward Snowden, a former contractor of the National Security Agency (NSA), wrote a note to detail the torture techniques used by CIA under a program which Gina Haspel participated in.
Haspel was CIA station chief in Thailand in 2002 when the agency conducted harsh interrogations including waterboarding of suspected terrorists at secret "black site" facilities overseas following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Six Democrats, however, were heartened by her pledge to never restart harsh interrogation programs, even if Trump requested.
Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) joined the majority of Republicans in the narrow 54-45 vote. "They include the extraordinary sisterhood in CTC that brought their passion and drive to the fight to bring down aAl-Qaeda; the mentors, role models, and close friends who supported and believed in her throughout her career", the article read.
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Two Republicans voted against her, while Republican Senator John McCain, who was tortured during years spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, is in Arizona battling brain cancer and could not vote. He said this week that "it's just hard to get over" the torture issue.
The American Civil Liberties Union also attacked Haspel's confirmation, calling it "a complete disgrace to our democracy".
By supporting Haspel, they may be trying to appease pro-Trump voters as well as avoid ending up on the president's bad side.
"Congress needs to be able to provide fully informed oversight", Flake said in a statement. But the Senate has just confirmed that it will tolerate rot at our government's core by elevating someone linked to those atrocities to now lead the USA intelligence agency.
McCain stated, "Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense".
This, however, did not deter the handful of Democrats from voting to confirm her.
Meanwhile, two Senators who don't have to worry about answering to red-state voters during an election year extended their support for Haspel. Ron Wyden of OR, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on the Senate floor Thursday.
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The five hundred million dollar settlement is the largest payout for a sexual misconduct suit involving a university. His sentencing in state court this year drew worldwide attention as hundreds of his victims described their abuse.
Game 2 was a different story, as Vegas clamped down on defense and Marc-Andre Fleury turned away Winnipeg's first 26 shots. The Jets and Golden Knights were tied 1-1 heading into Wednesday's Game 3, while the Caps were up 2-1 on the Lightning.
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Senate Committee Expected to Approve Haspel to Lead CIA
McCain, who has been away from Washington all year as he battles brain cancer, urged the Senate not to vote for Haspel. Haspel, the CIA's acting director, earned support from the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen.