Politics

Sarah Sanders Rubs Haspel Confirmation In Democrats’ Faces

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took aim at Democratic lawmakers for opposing CIA director Gina Haspel’s nomination.

Haspel garnered enough votes for confirmation Friday after Democratic lawmakers lambasted her for her role in the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program under the Bush administration in the early 2000s. Haspel was accused by many of being complicit in an American torture regime and her unwillingness to disavow the program.

The newly confirmed CIA director did, however, tell Congress she would not ever restart an interrogation program under the purview of the agency.

Sanders has previously accessed Democratic lawmakers of hypocrisy on women’s empowerment by opposing Haspel’s nomination.