U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler | Press Release



10th Congressional District of New York
Nadler Statement Against Nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
CONTACT: Daniel Schwarz (Nadler), 202-225-5635

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Deputy Director Gina Haspel to replace Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

“The Senate owes it to the American people to take a hard look at Deputy Director Haspel, whose career at the CIA coincides with some of the darkest moments in recent American history.  She oversaw a ‘black site’ prison in Thailand.  She approved interrogation techniques that were clearly unlawful at the time, and ordered the destruction of evidence of those practices. 

“Torture is not only abhorrent, torture is a crime.  The Senate already—rightly—denied Deputy Director Haspel a post as head of the clandestine service because of the role she played in the Bush Administration’s ‘enhanced interrogation’ program. The Senate should not confirm Deputy Director Haspel to lead the CIA.”

Jerrold Nadler has served in Congress since 1992. He represents New York’s 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. 
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