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Trump: Democrats Want Gina Haspel Out Because She Was ‘Too Tough on Terror’

President Trump on Monday railed against lawmakers who oppose Gina Haspel, his nominee to be the new CIA director, claiming Democrats are against her because “she was too tough on terror.” “My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists. Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror,” he tweeted. Haspel reportedly nearly withdrew her nomination last week amid mounting scrutiny of her role in a CIA interrogation program that used torture against terror suspects. Ahead of what is expected to be a tough confirmation hearing Wednesday, Trump has called on Haspel to “win.”