This morning, President Trump’s nominee for CIA director faced questions from a Senate committee. Sen. Kamala Harris, always somehow angling for 2020 soundbites, grilled Haspel about morality, self-awareness-be-damned. Also during the hearing, Democrat Sen. Jack Reed took a similar approach, but Haspel wasn’t playing that game:
Democrat Jack Reed asks Gina Haspel if the CIA waterboarding terrorists is immoral.
Haspel replies: "I don’t think there’s any comparison between CIA officers serving their country, adhering to US law, & terrorists who, by their very definition, are not following anybody’s law." pic.twitter.com/ZTI0da5LXH
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) May 9, 2018
WATCH: Gina haspel blasts Democratic Sen. Jack Reed for comparing CIA officers to terrorists pic.twitter.com/woncVBmq30
— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) May 9, 2018
NICE try, Sen. Reed, but not this time.
Perfect response! Sign her up give her the keys! Let's Roll!
— Gary Barb Jr (@GaryBarb) May 9, 2018
Wait, they didnt show his head exploding….. https://t.co/2lxceUldW2
— TEAM TRUMP (@MomJar1) May 9, 2018
That is one tough lady.
I’d want her on my side for sure.
— Typewriter_Lore (@Typewriter_Lore) May 9, 2018
We second that!