Senior US Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein says she will vote against Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the CIA director who is accused of involvement in the agency’s torture program.
“This nomination is bigger than one person. The torture program was illegal at the time based on international treaties. …I believe those who were intimately involved should not lead the agency,” Feinstein said in a statement.
She stated that the “CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Program is one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history and it must not be repeated.”
“For the Senate to confirm someone so involved with the program to highest position at the CIA would in effect tell the world that we approve of what happened, and I absolutely do not,” added Feinstein, who is a former chairwoman and current member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
In 2014, speaking on the Senate floor, Feinstein accused the CIA…