GOP Sen Cornyn: CIA Nominee Gina Haspel ‘a Patriot’ — ‘Did Exactly What She Was Told to Do’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” John Cornyn (R-TX) called Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, a “patriot.”

Cornyn was addressing controversy over her involvement in the harsh interrogation program of terror suspects after 9/11.

Cornyn said, “Gina Haspel is a patriot. She did exactly what she was told to do, instructed by the highest legal authorities in the land what she was doing was entirely within the law.”

He added, “This idea of making her the fall person for this program that, that I know is controversial, I think it is a shame. She will be the first woman director of CIA, the first operations officer as opposed to political appointee or analyst in the last 40 years. This is enormously popular pick, and she will do a great job.”

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