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Twitter Divides Over Whether New CIA Head Gina Haspel is ‘Courageously Devoted’ or a ‘Torturer’

It’s official: Gina Haspel is the next director of the CIA.

Her confirmation today for the role is provoking a series mixed reactions, and the news isn’t sitting well with everyone.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence offered their congratulations on Twitter, while some senators quickly made clear which side they were on, revealing their votes.


Wikileaks surely wasn’t pleased with Haspel’s new position, calling her a “torturer” in reference to her role in a controversial enhanced interrogation program that she’d since denounced.


Despite the backlash, Diamond and Silk checked it off as another win for the Trump train, with a tweet hashtagged #ChooChooBaby.

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