Skip to comments.Confirmation vote for CIA chief brings out Democratic rift
Posted on 05/17/2018 6:59:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the confirmation vote for Gina Haspel as CIA director, as support from red-state senators facing re-election bumps up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids and rejecting the nominee over the agencys clouded history of torture.
Haspels confirmation became all but certain with a favorable 10-5 vote Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Yet the division in the Senate is set in large part by the election calendar, home-state geography and personal views and it may define Democrats for years to come.
On one side is a growing list of a half-dozen Democrats whom many see as the future of the big-tent party. They are rural, noncoastal representatives of states won by President Donald Trump, places where some say the party needs to win back voters to grow beyond its urban core. Several of them have supported many of Trumps nominees.
On the other side are those living in the comfort of blue-state incumbency, including liberal leaders who may take on Trump with their own campaigns for the White House. Their opposition to Haspel fuels a fired-up base of voters who are pushing a more progressive, battle-tested party to resist the Trump agenda.
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Who still love a strong America and don't hate it, Trump and those of us who voted for Trump.
Rift, schmift. These rats voted because a no vote would have been rammed right up their... well it would have been rammed in the upcoming election. When needed theyll fall right into line like good little politburo members or theyll be purged by the hard core loons. Honestly, authors just make this crap up.
IMHO, the Deep State is much more scared about changes in the CIA than the FBI.
This is where it all began and this is where the McCain and Jeb Bush connection resides.
The Dossier got leaked to the Bush Family thru the CIA so they would publicly support Hillary and begin to undermine Trump.
Civil War within the Democratic Party!
Left-wing kooks vs. the Realists
No wonder Trump keeps winning, his opponents can’t even get it together
You are correct.
Rush said 20 years ago the AP is always left leaning now unlike the old days. Like MSN News. Digs at Trump every 2-3 lines in all stories.
If blacks go from 98% Dem to 96% it’s not going to override all the illegals with drivers license voting registration voting 2-3 times each under various foreign names.
Or young voters breathlessly and proudly voting Dem because their real favorite “Socialist” isn’t on the ballot.
Guess it's only their pet Marxist woman, Hillary Clinton, who is allowed but then bites off more than she can chew and loses twice trying to be president.
Trump nominates (and now most certainly will win confirmation) a talented women for CIA director in Gina Haspel.
Trump-hating liberals' heads explode all over the political landscape.
Trump winning again. He's a genius at trolling the democRATS at their own game.
Wasn’t Haspel Station Chief in the UK when Brennan, Stryok and Comey were doing their dirty deeds there?
I’d like to know what exactly she did know about this whole Russia BS. I find it a bit odd that she wouldn’t know about it, with Agents traveling to the UK from Washington.
In other words Agents coming in From H.Q. to “investigate” Collusion with Russia and she is kept in the dark? Maybe so, but if she had an ounce of sense she would have laid a paper trail back to Washington inquiring about it at least.
Brennan sends Stroke-Struck to GB to invent Trump collusion scenario. Who’s there at the CIA office? Ms. Haspel. She knows all. Ready the popcorn! No wonder Dems (and NoName, but that’s redundant) were on the offensive to stop the nominee. They have a balloon, and she has a pin.
Hard to be keen in someone who was endorsed by Brennan
And who was Chief of Station in London in 2016 when the CIA and FBI and Brit Intel were using London as a base to plot coup against Trump
IMHO it exposes some Republicans as well.
No kidding. The same people who voted for Brennan without hesitation are NOW having issues? Hypocrisy
There was a time when the AP was the gold standard in news gathering.
It was a long time ago...
Don't forget who was a former CIA Director
We could have already had a woman president if they hadn't opposed Sarah so hard.
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