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CODEPINK CONGRESS Action Alert: Vote NO on Avril Haines

Tell Senators to Vote NO on Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence. A Torture Enabler for Intelligence? Not Smart!

Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-3121


What’s wrong with Haines?

Haines, Deputy Director of the CIA under Obama, signed off on drone murders and co-wrote the guidelines that blurred the difference between enemy combatants and civilians. She redacted the Senate report on torture from 6,000 pages to a 500-page summary, covering up CIA’s waterboarding. In addition, she overruled the CIA Inspector General in failing to discipline CIA agents who hacked into the computers of Senate investigators. See the script below:


Draft script for calling or emailing Senators.
(Please improvise and speak from the heart)

Hi, my name is ____________ and I’m calling from zip code _____ to urge the Senator to vote NO on the nomination of Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence. Haines signed off on drone strikes that killed civilians. She co-wrote the drone guidelines under Obama that blur the line between civilians and combatants. She also over-ruled the CIA Inspector General when she failed to discipline CIA agents who hacked into the computers of Senate staffers investigating CIA torture. You should consider her unfit for the incoming administration, which says it wants to adhere to international law. Vote NO on Haines and demand an end to drone warfare.


Senate Intelligence Committee Members
(They will hold hearings on Haines' nomination.)

Democrats & Independent

Mark Warner (D-VA, Ranking Member)
202-224-2023

Angus King (I-Maine)
202-224-5344

Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
202-224-5521

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
310-914-7300

Michael Bennet
202-224-5852

Republicans

Marco Rubio (R-FL, Ranking Member)
202-224-3041

Richard Burr (R-NC)
202-224-3154

James Risch (R-ID)
202-224-3154

Susan Collins (R-Maine)
207-780-3575

Roy Blunt (R-Missouri)
202-224-5721 (only takes calls during business hours)

Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska)
202-224-4224

Tom Cotton (R-AK)
202-224-2353

John Cornyn (R-TX)
202-224-2934


Learn More!

Wy Senators Must Reject Avril Haines Intelligence, www.commondreams.org

John Kiriakou: The Dark Past of Biden's Nominee for National Intelligence Director, www.consortiumnews.com

 


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