Jan 27 2017

Statement By Senators Lindsey Graham & John McCain On President Trump Deferring To Secretary Mattis On Torture

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement on President Trump stating today that he would defer to Secretary James Mattis on torture:

“We are pleased by President Trump’s statement today that he will defer to Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ view that torture, including waterboarding, is not an effective tool for obtaining information. In response to written questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary Mattis said he ‘support[s] using the Army Field Manual as the single standard for all U.S. military interrogations.’ We believe this is now a settled issue.”