Gina Haspel Wins Vote by Senate Intelligence Committee To Be Next CIA Director

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel is sworn in during her confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Committee on Intelligence May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Haspel will succeed Mike Pompeo to be the next CIA director. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It’s official!

Gina Haspel just cleared her next big hurdle to be confirmed as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The controversial nomination process is almost over, and enough Democrats flipped to give her the votes for confirmation. Yesterday, the path forward for Haspel became clear after Senator Mark Warner, the Democrat senator of Virginia, flipped and announced his support for Haspel. Warner joined two other red-state Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, in offering his support for her in advance of the full vote.

And now the Senate Intelligence Committee voted in favor of Haspel:

With enough Democrat support, there’s no question Haspel will be the next CIA director. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that he wants a full confirmation vote as soon as possible.

Haspel’s confirmation is consequential in a way liberals would normally love, but, because they’re blinded by Trump hatred, can’t celebrate. Haspel will be the first-ever female director of the CIA. This is a broken glass ceiling that Hillary can only dream of breaking.

If you’d like to learn more about Haspel and her decades-long term of service, be sure to check out our fact sheet here. Haspel is beyond qualified for the role, as Senator John Thune explains here:

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