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Sanders votes against nomination of John Brennan to head CIA

Sanders Statement on CIA Director

WASHINGTON, March 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement on his vote not to confirm John Brennan to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency:

“While we must aggressively pursue international terrorists and all of those who would do us harm, we must do it in a way that protects the Constitution and the civil liberties which make us proud to be Americans. With regard to the use of drones and other methods employed by the Central Intelligence Agency, I am not convinced that Mr. Brennan is adequately sensitive to the important balancing act required to make protecting our civil liberties an integral part of ensuring our national security.”

Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141


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  • sandra bettis

    oh yeh – drones – those are a good example for our kids. and for the rest of the world. yup, let’s all work together now – trying to get EVERYONE in the rest of the world to hate us – let’s just isolate ourselves with our drones and our assault weapons….and wonder why our kids are shooting up the schools….