It’s time to tell our senators to reject Gina Haspel as CIA Director.
Thank you for all the calls you made and emails you sent to our state legislators this year. We’ll have a blog post soon on the results of your work. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the federal level. This vote will be a close one, and it’s important that Sens. Isakson and Perdue hear from you!
Sen. Johnny Isakson: (202) 224-3643
Sen. David Perdue: (202) 224-3521
Gina Haspel is President Trump’s pick to become the new head of the CIA. She would be the first woman to hold the job, but she was an active participant in President George W. Bush’s torture interrogation program. You can read this article from two national security professionals outlining the problems with her nomination.
At her confirmation hearing last week, Haspel refused to call the Bush detention and torture program immoral. At a time when America’s standing in the world has declined significantly, we can’t have a CIA director who helped oversee one of the darkest periods in our foreign policy.
Personalized calls are more effective than multiple calls reading the same script, so express your personal feelings frankly! Here is an example script that you can build off of or use:
My name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. I’m calling today because I don’t believe Gina Haspel should be our next CIA Director. Her history in our nation’s torture program after 9/11 and her unwillingness to label the program as immoral disqualify her. It’s clear that having Ms. Haspel as our CIA Director would be a black mark on our nation and further alienate us from our foreign allies.
Thank you for the chance to share my concerns.
Please call your senators TODAY.
TELL THEM: Vote no on Gina Haspel!
Thanks for caring,
Legislative Action Network
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