One has to ask what are voters doing. Who are they electing and what are the consequences. Here is just one.
A man who has said "torturers are patriots."
Jan 13 2017
His résumé is impressive: West Point valedictorian, Army officer, Harvard Law graduate, successful businessman, and a multi-term congressman who sits on the House Intelligence committee.
But he is also brash and intemperate, reflecting his Tea Party roots. Like the President-elect, he has often spouted off on Twitter, defended CIA torturers as “patriots,” and directed personal, partisan attacks at his congressional colleagues. For example, he said that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s decision to release the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence committee’s report on the CIA torture program was “some liberal game” she played with the ACLU that endangered American lives. He said, “[t]he sad conclusion left open is that her release of the report is the result of a narcissistic self-cleansing that is quintessentially at odds with her duty to the country.”
Pompeo's appointment was too much even for the late John McCain to stomach as Pompeo was Gina Hapsel's boss at the CIA before Trump appointed him as the Secretary of State.
The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history. The Senate must do its job in scrutinizing the record & involvement of Gina Haspel in this disgraceful program. https://t.co/p2eZfMDF5N— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 13, 2018