Heinrich Expresses Concern On Selection Of Gina Haspel To Be Deputy Director Of The CIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today wrote the president to express concern at the selection of Gina Haspel to serve as deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Their full letter is below and a PDF is available here.

February 2, 2017

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We write to express our concern at the announcement today that Ms. Gina Haspel has been named as the Deputy Director of the CIA. Her background makes her unsuitable for the position.

We are sending separately a classified letter explaining our position and urge that the information in that letter be immediately declassified. Thank you for your attention to this serious matter.