Sarah Sanders made another groundbreaking announcement from the White House that marks a historic moment that has happened during the Trump presidency. It was an epic moment, especially on social media, when the White House press secretary made her monumental announcement to both confirm and, without saying, congratulate the new head of the CIA who just happened to be female.
Sanders had the privilege of making the announcement to confirm that Gina Haspel will take over as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which happens to be the first time a woman was in charge of the CIA. Sanders used her wonderful moment to confirm Haspel’s new job while throwing it in the face of the Democrats who seemed uninterested in a female leading the CIA. Or perhaps the Democrats were opposed because they were unsure how Haspel felt about advanced interrogation tactics that include waterboarding and other methods of what more logical people call “getting the job done.” Afterall, if a criminal or spy is doing harm to Americans or the country, then what’s wrong with a little bit of waterboarding to get some answers?
Haspel was later found to state in a letter that the CIA should not have participated in any form of enhanced interrogation. “In a letter to Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat on the intelligence committee, Haspel wrote, “With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken.” (NPR)
Some people believe there’s nothing wrong with some good old-fashioned strategies of gathering information.
President Trump and Vice President Pence seem very supportive Haspel in her historic new job.
BizPacReview talked more about the nomination and epic social media post from Sarah Sanders: “White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took to social media on Monday to spike the football over the confirmation of CIA director Gina Haspel, ridiculing Democratic lawmakers who opposed her nomination.
“Historic day for our country: swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel, the first woman ever to serve as CIA director,” Sanders wrote. “Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration.”
Haspel, the first woman to lead the agency, was confirmed Friday by a vote of 54 to 45, but not without stiff resistance from Democrats concerned about her role in the enhanced interrogation program under President George W. Bush.
Sanders tweet rubbing Haspel’s confirmation in the face of “hypocrite” Democrats was consistent with the tone President Trump displayed Monday during swearing-in ceremonies.
“It took courage for her to say yes in the face of a lot of very negative politics and what was supposed to be a negative vote,” Trump said. “But I’ll tell you, when you testified before the committee, it was over.”
The president said Monday “no one in this country is better qualified” for the role than Haspel.”
Sarah Sanders rubbed it in just a little bit and there’s nothing wrong with a little big of swagger to go with your accomplishments.
Haspel deserves all the congratulations she can get, especially from President Trump who offered his support for her new role in the CIA. She’s the first woman to take over the director job and will likely bring her hard work and passion forward and put to good use.
It’s unknown what role she will allow in the form of advanced interrogations. Many of her supporters might believe that if a terrorist or anyone who did, or was going to, do harm to America or our citizens and face interrogation, then whatever it takes to get the answers out of them should be acceptable.
Others argue that they want more humane strategies to be used during interrogations. The conflict arrives when people who are being interrogated have committed horrible crimes and some people would like to see the answers beaten out of the suspect until they break and provide information that would lead to a much bigger problem being solved.
Many people on social media might say something along the lines of “if you don’t want to be waterboarded by the CIA, then don’t do something that will get you waterboarded by the CIA” and that makes perfect sense to anyone who isn’t a criminal.
Being the first woman to lead the CIA makes history and Haspel will have her hands full with the critics. No matter what she does, she will certainly be criticized for everything, particularly from many of those who opposed her leadership, particularly from the Democrat party.
Will Haspel do a good job?
Is waterboarding acceptable if the suspect is guilty of a crime or can lead authorities to a bigger crime being solved or more important criminal being arrested?
How do you feel if the CIA interrogates someone and utilizes a little bit of torture to get answers? Does that bother you or do you think it’s OK?
Do you think Gina Haspel will do a great job as the new director of the CIA?
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