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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)

Angus King (I-Maine)

Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Michael Bennet


Marco Rubio (R-FL, Ranking Member)

Richard Burr (R-NC)

James Risch (R-ID)

Susan Collins (R-Maine)

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

Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska)

Tom Cotton (R-AK)

John Cornyn (R-TX)

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