Senator McCain just said he will not support Trump’s nominee who backs torture
Arizona Senator and America’s hero senator McCain just said he will oppose any Donald Trump nominee who has supported torture.
McCain told Politico, “I cannot in good conscience vote for any nominee who in any way has supported the use of enhanced interrogation,”
McCain’s comments came after he was the sole Republican senator to vote against the confirmation of Steven Engel, Trump’s pick to head the Justice Department’s office of legal counsel. This office provides advise to Trump and other offices.
Senator McCain knows the impact of torture more than anyone else in the world, he was tortured as a prisoner in the Vietnam War. He has also cited Trump nominee’s notorious connections with the Bush administration’s torture memos.
Engel, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee had said that he had reviewed and commented on a 2007 version of a controversial memo that advised the president and U.S. intelligence to use “enhanced interrogation techniques”
McCain categorically said that he will oppose any such individual who support such methods in the future as well.
Senator McCain told politico in a statement “Mr. Engel reviewed and commented on this memo, which attempted to justify interrogation techniques that violate the Geneva Conventions and stain our national honor,”
McCain has already rejected Trump’s calls in January to revisit the use of torture.
McCain said “The president can sign whatever executive orders he likes. But the law is the law,”. “We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America.” He also rejected Trump’s idea of bringing back waterboarding for terrorists