A second Democrat senator has announced his support for President Trump’s pick to head the CIA.  Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) issued a statement in support of Gina Haspel.  In doing so, he joins Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in saying they support her nomination.   Both senators are facing potentially tough reelections this year in states won by Trump.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D., Ind.) released a statement on Saturday that announced his support for President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel.

“I will support Ms. Haspel’s nomination to lead the agency to which she has dedicated her career,” Donnelly’s statement reads.

Donnelly is running for re-election in a state that Trump won by more than 19 points. Mike Braun, Donnelly’s Republican opponent, pressured the incumbent senator to vote for Haspel. Donnelly was one of the first Democrats to announce his support for Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as secretary of state, but he has already voted against seven of Trump’s nominees, according to a tracker kept by the New York Times.


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