Gina Haspel has now been confirmed by the Senate to lead the CIA by a vote of 54-44:
Breaking News: The Trump nominee Gina Haspel was confirmed to run the CIA, despite concerns over her role in torture. She will be the first woman in the job. https://t.co/FHPv9NJ3jP— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 17, 2018
BREAKING: Gina Haspel confirmed as first woman to run CIA https://t.co/58R2EwJaxr— New York Post (@nypost) May 17, 2018
Gina Haspel is CONFIRMED 54-45 as CIA Director. First woman to lead the agency.— Jenna Lifhits (@jlifhits) May 17, 2018
Of course, Rand Paul was the ONLY Republicans to vote against Haspel.
Here’s the roll call.
YEAS (54) :
NAYS (44) :
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Two Republicans didn’t vote, McCain and Young.