Gina Haspel's nomination has been supported by many lawmakers, including Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who headed the Senate committee that released the infamous CIA torture report against her.
My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists. Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Win Gina!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7 мая 2018 г.
Twitter users lashed out at the president's remark on the nomination of Haspel, accused of human rights violations during her tenure as the deputy director of the CIA.
America shouldn’t be torturing people. It’s ineffective anyway, and in most cases they forget valuable information that we could use to apprehend more terrorists. This stuff is complicated, and torture is quite a blunt method.— Some guy in America (@SomeguyinAmeri1) 7 мая 2018 г.
She is pro-torture, not tough on terrorists. You know there are international treaties that ban that kind of thing. And torture doesn't get reliable information. If someone kept your cheeseburgers from you, wouldn't you tell them anything to get those burgers?— DawnM (@DawnM43091820) 7 мая 2018 г.
We have laws against torture in this country. I'm pretty sure you don't care about the laws at this point though. You have zero regard for the laws in our country yourself.— Kim (@DreamNPurple) 7 мая 2018 г.
Torturing people is not being “too tough on terror”. Torture is banned per the US constitution, that you claim to respect, and international laws. I don’t think you should speak about military matters since you couldn’t be bothered to join. #CadetBonespurs #ResignNow— Megs Kelly (@megs_kelly3148) 7 мая 2018 г.
However, some agreed with Trump, saying that Gina Haspel is a good candidate for the directorship the Central Intelligence Agency.
Democrats, who claim to protect women & minorities while overplaying #metoo for political gain, using false stories to block Gina Haspel, a woman they commissioned to do a job in a war they started & still support. Despicable https://t.co/MvJzwXia2r— Wondered Woman 🇺🇸 (@Jasmine_Jewels) 7 мая 2018 г.
I think Gina Haspel cares more about our Civil Liberties than the lying spying James Clapper, John Brennen, & Michael Hayden put together!— Malcolm Hensley (@MalcolmHensley8) 7 мая 2018 г.
The only reason the dems are upset with Gina Haspel is because the terrorists were friends of obama and Soros. Their families may have also attended the same mosques as Obama and his father.— Thomas (@ThomasV564) 7 мая 2018 г.
Earlier, according to the officials, Haspel offered to step aside when she was summoned to the White House on Friday to face questions regarding her involvement in a controversial CIA interrogation program.
Gina Haspel assumed the role of acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after the US Senate confirmed former CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state.
The Senate Intelligence Committee scheduled a hearing for May 9 to consider Haspel's nomination as the next CIA director.