Tues – 5/8: Confirming Gina Haspel is like handing him a loaded gun…

Stop Gina Haspel’s Appointment to Head the CIA.  #BlockHaspel

(Mike Pompeo) “If experts believed current law was an impediment to gathering vital intelligence to protect the country,” he wrote, “I would want to understand such impediments and whether any recommendations were appropriate for changing current law.

(Trump)“Mattis (has) stated publicly that he does not necessarily believe in torture or waterboarding. I don’t necessarily agree, but I would tell you that he will override because I’m giving him that power.” 

Hey, is Mattis even still there?

What Trump and Pompeo need, of course, is someone who knows how to do it.

If your president ORDERS you to do something… Continue reading “Tues – 5/8: Confirming Gina Haspel is like handing him a loaded gun…”

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Quote by Maya Angelou. Interview of John Bolton.

“We are America; we don’t torture. And the moment that is not the case, I want off the train.” –  Shepard Smith

(Trigger warning! The following video is a graphic depiction of the late author Christopher Hitchens voluntarily being waterboarded in the interests of journalism. Skipping to the end… “Yes, it is torture.”)

Republicans are preparing for a weeks-long battle as they try to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State and CIA deputy director Gina Haspel to succeed him.

Action: Read the “Open Letter” to our senators below from Indivisible chapters throughout California and ask our senators to issue strong public statements against the confirmations of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel. Not only will they work together to enmesh the U.S. in morally reprehensible military actions, but our enemies, taking the measure of whom we’ve chosen to elevate, will respond in kind. Along with Trump and Bolton, we can not afford this “morally flexible” gang of four. Continue reading ““When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.””