Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, got some ridiculous questions from Democrats yesterday which illustrate the left’s double standard. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island got the prize for the dumbest question but Haspel handled it perfectly.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Haspel Shuts Down Reed: There’s No Comparison Between CIA Operatives Following the Law and Lawless Terrorists
Senate Intelligence Committee member Jack Reed (D., R.I.) asked Haspel about a hypothetical situation where an operations officer was kidnapped by a terrorist entity and subjected to waterboarding.
“Would you determine that to be immoral and something that should never be done, condoned in any way, shape, or form?” Reed asked. “Your response seems to be that civilized nations don’t do it, but uncivilized nations do it, or uncivilized groups do it. A civilized nation was doing it until it was outlawed by this Congress.”
“Senator, I would never obviously support inhumane treatment of any CIA officers,” Haspel said. “We’ve lost CIA officers over the years to terrorists. I just gave an example. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed personally killed a Wall Street Journal correspondent and filmed that. I don’t think there’s any comparison between CIA officers serving their country, adhering to U.S. law, and terrorists who, by their very definition, are not following anybody’s law.”
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Tom Cotton pointed out that Haspel would never have gotten questions like this if she had been nominated by Obama and he was exactly right.