FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 2018

Gina Haspel, Overseer of Torture Program, Must be Blocked from CIA Promotion

Washington, DC – In light of Pax Christi USA’s, the national Catholic peace with justice organization, commitment to human rights, we offer the following statement.

Pax Christi USA strongly urges the US Senate to block the nomination of Gina Haspel as the new CIA Director. It is ethically and morally unconscionable to support someone in this position who oversaw a torture site and deliberately destroyed videotapes of such cruel and inhumane treatment of human beings. Haspel’s actions indicate she does not possess the ethical and moral values fundamental to the governance and democracy of this country.

For media inquiry, contact Rachel Schmidt, Communications Coordinator at rschmidt@paxchristiusa.org or 202 635 5819

 

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