Gina Haspel Confirmed as the New CIA Director

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: Central Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Gina Haspel is sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee during her confirmation hearing to become the next CIA director in the Hart Senate Office Building May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Haspel would be the first woman to lead the nation's biggest spy agency. Haspel ran a secret 'black site' CIA prison in Thailand after September 11, 2001, where detainees were subjected to brutal interrogation techniques and she was later involved in approving the destruction of videotapes of interrogation sessions at that prison. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

And yet she persisted.

Gina Haspel has just been confirmed as the first female Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. As a 30-year veteran of the agency, she brings a ton of experience to the chief intelligence apparatus of the United States.

This is fantastic news for the Trump Administration.

The road to confirmation appeared rocky at first for Haspel, who played an alleged role in the CIA torturing suspected terrorists in the early days of the War on Terror. Because Democrats are hypocrites and didn’t raise a stink then, they decided to use Haspel’s service against her, attacking her for following orders and obeying the law to keep us safe.

Haspel has since vowed to never revive torture as a weapon to use on detainees.

Earlier in the week, Haspel cleared a crucial vote by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which confirmed her with a 10-5 vote. Although it wouldn’t have been fatal to lose the support of the Committee, she was confirmed by both Democrat and Republican senators, which shows that she has enough credibility and authority to carry out her role.

Don’t expect liberals to be cheering for this huge accomplishment for women. Haspel may be the very first female head of the CIA, but she’s still an enemy of the Democrats by virtue of being appointed by President Trump. It’s a sad fact that liberals can’t see past politics to celebrate a good thing, even for a minute.

If you’d like to learn more about Haspel’s incredible career, take a look at our fact sheet.

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