FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2018
Contact: Garrett Murch
AUGUSTA - Today, Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage issued a statement regarding Senator Angus King's opposition to Gina Haspel to be the next director of the CIA, a nominee who has bipartisan support:
"Gina Haspel should be confirmed by the United States Senate. Her track record is outstanding. It is hard to fathom that Senator King would oppose Gina Haspel after voting to confirm John Brennan for the same post.
The same objections raised to Gina Haspel 's appointment - awareness of the detention and interrogation program - did not stop Senator King when he voted to confirm John Brennan. In fact, John Brennan was a senior official at the CIA when the program was put in place.
Senator King is playing politics to oppose the first female director of the CIA and flip-flopping to curry favor with the powerful and extremist left.
Shame on him.
We don't play politics with national security. Mainers deserve better."