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Senate Confirms Haspel

The Senate comfortably confirmed President Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, with six Democrats voting in favor and two Republicans voting against.

By NTK Staff | 05.17.2018 @4:56pm
Senate Confirms Haspel

The United States Senate voted to confirm President Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, in a 54-45 vote on Thursday.

Six Democrats voted to confirm the longtime CIA officer, and two Republicans voted against.

Democrats for:

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Republicans against:

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) opposed Haspel’s nomination, but he was not present during the vote due to health issues.

Four of the six Democrats who voted to confirm the CIA director are running for re-election in states that Trump won in 2016.

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