OPPOSE GINA HASPEL CONFIRMATION

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Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as CIA Director. In 2002, Haspel was the director of the secret CIA "black site" prison in Thailand, including when prisoner, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, was waterboarded and subsequently destroyed tapes as a part of a coverup. 

(Watch CNN's Avi Melber story on Haspel)

The black site program was documented in depth by the Washington Post's Dana Priest, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her exposés on the CIA's secret interrogation program, and the New Yorker's Jane Mayer, both in her magazine articles and the book "The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals." Those who were intimately involved in that ugly chapter of the CIA's history have no business running the agency. And anyone who was involved in destroying evidence, as Haspel was, simply cannot be entrusted with the vast power of the CIA.


Haspel's appointment requires confirmation by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Contact all its members to oppose her confirmation. 

SCRIPT : I am writing to ask you to not confirm Gina Haspel as CIA Director. In 2002, Haspel was the director of the secret CIA "black site" prison in Thailand, including when prisoner, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, was waterboarded. Haspel has also destroyed tapes as a part of a coverup. Those who were intimately involved in this ugly chapter of the CIA's history have no business running the agency. And anyone who was involved in destroying evidence, as Haspel was, simply cannot be entrusted with the vast power of the CIA.

Chair - Richard Burr /Republican / North Carolina / (202) 224-3154 / www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email

Vice Chair - Mark Warner /Democrat / Virginia /  (202) 224-2023 / www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact

Roy Blunt / Republican / Missouri / (202) 224-5721 / www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-roy

Susan Collins Republican / Maine / (202) 224-2523 / www.collins.senate.gov/contact

John Cornyn /Republican / Texas / (202) 224-2934 / www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact

Tom Cotton /Republican / Arkansas / (202) 224-2353 / www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=contact

Dianne Feinstein / Democrat / California / (202) 224-3841 / www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Kamala Harris / Democrat / California / (202) 224-3553 / www.harris.senate.gov/contact

Martin Heinrich / Democrat New Mexico / (202) 224-5521 / www.heinrich.senate.gov/contact

Angus King / Independent / Maine / (202) 224-5344 / www.king.senate.gov/contact

James Lankford / Republican / Oklahoma / (202) 224-5754 / www.lankford.senate.gov/contact/email

Joe Manchin III / Democrat / West Virginia / (202) 224-3954 / www.manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

James Risch / Republican / Idaho / (202) 224-2752 / www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Marco Rubio / Republican / Florida / (202) 224-3041 / www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Ron Wyden / Democrat / Oregon / (202) 224-5244 / 

Ex Officio - John McCain /Republican / Arizona / (202) 224-2235 / www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Ex Officio - Mitch McConnell /Republican / Kentucky / (202) 224-2541 / www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact

Ex Officio - John “Jack” Reed /Democrat / Rhode Island / (202) 224-4642 / www.reed.senate.gov/contact/

Ex Officio - Charles “Chuck” Schumer /Democrat / New York / (202) 224-6542 / www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck