Donald Trump Backs ‘Tough on Terrorists’ Nominee Gina Haspel

President Donald Trump defended his nominee for CIA director Gina Haspel, despite ongoing concerns about her confirmation vote in the Senate.

“My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Advertisement

The president made his remarks on Monday after the Washington Post reported she was willing to step aside rather than face brutal confirmation hearings from Senate Democrats.

Despite spending 33 years in the CIA, Haspel faces questions about her role in enhanced interrogation tactics used to question terrorist detainees after 9/11.

Trump, who has urged Americans to be tougher on terrorists, highlighted Haspel’s experience as a benefit.

“Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror,” Trump wrote. “Win Gina!”

 

 

Most Read Stories

Project Thor
Defense

Did the U.S. Just launch “Project Thor” as the secret ZUMA Payload that SpaceX just put into Orbit?

The 107-country Outer Space Treaty signed in 1967 prohibits nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons from being placed or used from Earth’s orbit. What they didn’t count on was the U.S. Air Force’s most simple weapon […]

Police State
Defense

With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits Firearm Rights by Proclaiming State of Emergency

Today, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf issued a proclamation declaring Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency, seemingly triggering the firearm prohibitions found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6107 during declared emergencies. Specifically, Section 6107 provides: (a) General […]

Goodbye Brass
Defense

Goodbye, Brass?

by Art Merrill – Monday, February 13, 2017 Let’s skip the appetizer and get right to the meat and potatoes of a manufacturer’s claims for a new cartridge case technology to replace the 150-year reign of […]