Rand Paul to oppose Gina Haspel as CIA director over her 'gleeful joy' at torture
- ‘To read of her glee during waterboarding is absolutely appalling’
- Senator will also seek to block Mike Pompeo as secretary of state
The Republican senator Rand Paul said on Wednesday he would oppose Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel for director of the CIA, accusing her of having shown “joyful glee” during the torture of terrorism suspects.
Paul also announced that he would try to block the president’s nomination of the current CIA director, Mike Pompeo, to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.Continue reading...