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U.S. Sen. King’s partisan games

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To the Editor;
U.S. Sen. Angus King does not have the people of Maine’s best interests at heart by saying he would vote against Gina Haspel to become director of the CIA. Instead, King has decided to play obstructionist games with our national security.

Not only is King’s vote partisan, his vote and criticism of Haspel are hypocritical. He is largely saying he will vote no because of Haspel’s participation in the detention and interrogation program following 9/11, even though a former CIA director King voted to confirm had more of a role in the program than Haspel. Former Director John Brennan served as a senior official at the CIA when the program was put in place, but because he was an Obama nominee, this program surely did not stop King from voting to confirm him as head of the CIA.

King’s hypocritical voting record can be chalked up to pure partisan games. We deserve better than King and his votes against the best interests of American national security.

Trisha White
Guilford

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