U.S. Politics

Senate panel set to support Gina Haspel for CIA

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee is poised to advance Gina Haspel's nomination Wednesday to be the CIA's first female director, setting up a close confirmation vote in the full Senate amid questions about her role in the agency's now-outlawed torture program. The vote, which will take place in closed session and then be announced publicly, comes just one week after Haspel promised senators during a contentious confirmation hearing that she won't try to revive banned torture techniques if she is confirmed. Haspel is expected to win "yes"votes from at least nine of the committee's 15 members, garnering support from all eight Republicans and at least one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. She must then be confirmed by the full Senate.


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