Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the below statement following his vote opposing Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency:
“I deeply admire my friend John McCain and echo his sentiments about the service of Gina Haspel.
“I voted no because I am concerned about the President’s stated position on torture. The use of so-called interrogation techniques harmed our nation’s standing in the world, and it is critical that we move past that dark period of the agency’s history.”