May 10 2018

Graham Supports Gina Haspel For CIA Director

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement in support of President Trump’s nominee to be the first female Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel.

“I intend to support Gina Haspel to serve as the first female Director of the CIA. 

“She has risen through the ranks of the organization receiving high marks from all who have interacted with her.  She also has the support of six former CIA Directors serving under both Republican and Democratic administrations. 

“The selection of Ms. Haspel will be good for morale within the CIA and give the country a seasoned intelligence expert at a time of great need.

“Ms. Haspel has rejected the interrogation policies of the past.  She is fully committed to following the law that prevents future abuses.  This law, among others, includes the Detainee Treatment Act which I helped author. 

“Gina Haspel should be confirmed as soon as possible as we live in a time of continuing threats.”