Good On Rand! Senator Paul Threatens To Block The War & Torture Twins

Rand Paul is vowing to do everything he can to stop Mike Pompeo from becoming secretary of state.

The libertarian-leaning GOP senator said Wednesday that Pompeo’s earlier support for the Iraq War and defense of enhanced interrogation techniques — or torture, in the view of Paul and many other senators — is disqualifying. And the Kentucky senator indicated he may be willing to filibuster the nominations of both Pompeo and CIA director pick Gina Haspel, who he says is “gleeful” in her defense of torture techniques.


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