New Hampshire’s two U.S. Senators are split on an upcoming confirmation vote for Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. Democrat Jeanne Shaheen says while she believes the use of torture is inconsistent with the nation’s values, she will vote for Haspel, citing her extensive experience within the CIA. “Over the last few weeks, I’ve reviewed the relevant classified information regarding Gina Haspel’s career at the CIA and have spoken with previous directors of the agency and other colleagues,” says Shaheen. “I have been impressed by the strong support for her nomination within the agency and the respect she has earned from her many years of service.” In a rare split, fellow Democrat Maggie Hassan announced Thursday that she won’t support the nomination given...
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Shaheen, Hassan At Odds Over CIA Director Nominee