I don’t begin this mission with any sense of entitlement. America doesn’t owe me anything, i am the son and grandson of Navy admirals, and I was born into America’s service. It wasn’t until I was deprived of her company that I fell in love with America, and it has been my honor to serve her and her great cause of freedom.
My friends, when I was growing up, my father was often at sea, and the job of raising my brother, sister and me would fall to my mother alone, john McCain 106 year old mother gave us her love of life, her deep interest in the world, her strength, and her belief that we're all meant to use our opportunities to make ourselves useful to our country.
I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense, however, Ms. Haspel's role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination.