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Babin Urges Swift Confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA Director

Washington, May 9, 2018

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement in support of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency:

“The nomination of Gina Haspel as the first woman to lead the CIA should be a historic moment. Instead, Senate Democrats have chosen to obstruct and engage in shameful character attacks to prevent her confirmation from taking place. Ms. Haspel has proven herself to be a dedicated public servant, a true patriot and a respected leader within the CIA. Throughout her career, she has risen through the ranks with the best interests of the country and our national security at heart. Former CIA Directors from both sides of the political aisle have expressed their support for her nomination as they have witnessed her dedication and integrity first-hand.  Ms. Haspel is the leader the CIA needs to keep America safe. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to end their partisan obstruction and confirm her immediately.”