Haspel has received strong backing from former top intelligence officials, but after the 3 1/2 -hour hearing, two top Democrats on the committee, Sens.
A Republican super PAC bought ads attacking Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, are expected to vote for Haspel. Joe Manchin - may be willing to reach across the aisle for her confirmation.
Vice President Mike Pence, as president of the Senate, can be called on to break a tie vote. Haspel said she wouldn't allow it.
McCain's opposition to Haspel's nomination marked the latest instance in which the Arizona senator broke with Trump.
Haspel, who is now acting Central Intelligence Agency director, was responding to a question about what she would do if Trump ordered her to do something she thought was morally objectionable. No Democrats have announced support for Haspel so far. I've never met the woman, but from what I know about her she is the real deal - a real feminist in the truest definition of the word. Haspel remained stone-faced as police escorted them out of the room.
McCain's office released a statement on Wednesday calling Haspel "a patriot" - but also said that the Senate should vote against her confirmation because of her connection to enhanced interrogation techniques employed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Collins also brought up the issue of waterboarding when she and King were involved in questioning Haspel during her appearance before the committee Wednesday morning.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME notes that the president as a candidate repeatedly expressed his support for waterboarding.
"I understand that what many people around the country want to know about me are my views on CIA's former detention and interrogation program", Haspel says in the excerpts.
"We have incredible expertise on China at the agency".
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Joining her for the announcement were children who have written to her and whom she has met during her first year as First Lady. Her choice was ridiculed nearly immediately, given her husband's longtime habit of calling people names on Twitter, but Mrs.
Drawing on her experience as a multilingual secret agent, Haspel said her plans as CIA chief include "putting more intelligence officers in the field overseas and emphasizing "foreign language excellence".
California Senator Kamala Harris did her best future-presidential-candidate impression by pointedly asking whether torture is immoral. Trump supported Haspel, saying that Haspel, a respected nominee, is now being criticized as she was extremely tough on terrorists.
Gina Haspel scares me. Haspel said only that the CIA did "extraordinary work" to prevent another attack on the USA after September 11, using the legal tools the agency was provided.
She says that if she's confirmed, she will follow the clear and legal framework the USA has since imposed that bans any corrosive tactic not spelled out in the Army Field Manual.
She said she wrote the 2005 order to destroy the tapes at the request of her boss, Jose Rodriguez, who was head of the CIA's clandestine service at the time.
"Gina Haspel did a spectacular job today".
Bayh says that for 33 years Haspel has worked to defend America from those who would harm it. "That's the least we should expect from any nominee and certainly the director of the CIA", The committee's vice chairman, Sen.
She will be grilled about details of her time running the covert detention site where terror suspects were brutally interrogated and senators will seek an explanation for why she wanted videos of the sessions destroyed. "Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying", he continued.
The protesters began yelling, "stop the torture, stop the torture" and "don't reward torture".
The 61-year-old intelligence professional, who has served in undercover assignments both domestically and overseas for more than three decades, faces what will likely be a close confirmation vote in the full Senate.
After waging a lengthy campaign to win over the board of Dublin-based Shire , Takeda announced Tuesday that they had an agreement. The initial offer was $59.42 (44 pounds) per share which the Shire outright rejected terming it as undervaluation.
It was just one among the dozens to hit the area within 24 hours and was the most powerful natural disaster to hit the island. Authorities have locked down the Leilani Estates neighborhood in Pahoa, more than 25 miles from the Kilauea Volcano .
Tapping on it further presents the "Search Music" option along with different tabs like Trending, Moods and Genres. Though, not available for now, you will be able to make direct payments for things like movie tickets on the app.
By itself, Donald Trump's signature legislative achievement remains the most unpopular tax cut in modern American history . That's one message from Tuesday's primaries, where the GOP improved its chances of holding the Senate , if not the House.
First and foremost is without a doubt Kingdom Hearts III , the game that's kept Kingdom Hearts players waiting for so long. After having a pause of 2 years, Square Enix has chose to make an appearance on the largest annual gaming convention, E3.
In Seattle, at the company's Build conference, the company is opening up new APIs and tying deeper into SharePoint as well. The SDK is created to bring full flight control and real-time data transfer to Windows 10 connected devices globally.
Six wounded were brought into the trauma hospital run by Italian medical aid group Emergency, of whom one was dead on arrival. At least five people were killed and 16 wounded in the attacks, Health Ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh told reporters.
Hughes, meanwhile, will focus on making sure the disappointment of not beating Everton does not impact on Tuesday's game. The side needed a draw between Swansea and Southampton to keep alive its faint hopes, but Gabbiadini put paid to that.
His only appearance for Fulham came in a UEFA Europa League match against Danish side Odense Boldklub in December 2011. Etheridge had an impressive nineteen clean sheets for Cardiff City in the 2017-2018 EFL Championship season.
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Braun, who is also a former state legislator from Jasper, argued his experience is the closest to Trump because he's an outsider. He'll square off now against Donnelly in a state Trump won by 19 percentage points in 2016.
24-hour dust, thunderstorm warnings issued in hill states
Last Wednesday night, thunderstorms had wreaked havoc in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing over 100 people. The Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of heavy rains and storms in northern India .
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Sherlock Holmes 3 Release Date Confirmed for 2020
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures will open Sherlock Holmes 3 on December 25, 2020, the companies announced Monday . The director is now busy with the " Aladdin " live-action from Disney, which will be released on May 24, 2019 in the US.