Republican Josh Hawley’s campaign is keeping the pressure on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) over her vote against confirming CIA director Gina Haspel, who was officially instated on Monday.
Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) went after Sen. Claire McCaskill on Saturday for her decision to vote against confirming Gina Haspel as CIA director, which he said showed she values “obstructionist politics” more than “keeping this country safe.”
Gina Haspel, the current acting director of the CIA, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be the agency’s first female director, despite opposition from the majority of Democrats.
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones (D.) announced Tuesday that he would join his Democratic colleagues in opposing the confirmation of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Democratic Sens. Mark Warner (D., Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) announced their support Tuesday for Gina Haspel to be the next CIA Director, likely ensuring her confirmation.
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D., Ind.) released a statement on Saturday that announced his support for President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel.