MAY 7, 2018
Confirm Gina Haspel
President Donald Trump has selected Gina Haspel as his choice to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), following confirmation of former Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Haspel joined the CIA in 1985, has held senior positions around the world, and is highly respected within the Intelligence community. She is the first woman to rise from within the ranks to become Deputy Director - and will be the first woman to lead the agency. Her confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9. Your voice is needed to help secure Gina Haspel's confirmation .
TALKING POINTS ON GINA HASPEL

"The way I'd like to think about it is that Gina being the first female [director of the CIA] would be a footnote and not the headline. Gina is incredibly well-qualified and, simply put, is the best choice for the role when you look at her smarts, her experience, her integrity, her wisdom, her steady hand."
--CIA Veteran Jeanne Tsinger

Ms. Haspel has impeccable professional experience
  • More than 30 years of experience at the CIA
  • Top CIA official
  • Has served at the CIA around the globe
  • Has served at the highest levels of the CIA
  • Intelligence expert

Ms. Haspel is a leader with an exceptionally strong work ethic and common sense
  • Skilled agency professional with a complete understanding of all parts of the intelligence business
  • Trusted leader with strong mission-focus, who creates and innovates to advance the mission
  • Respected by professionals in intelligence and national security
  • Known for her intelligence, integrity, and skill
  • Outstanding operations officer who is recognized for her dedication and leadership

Ms. Haspel has outstanding professional expertise in national security and intelligence , embodying the type of Director the President needs to lead the many dimensions of international affairs and intelligence gathering for which the CIA is responsible
  • Counterterrorism — Dedicated professional who was honored with the George H.W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism
  • Intelligence — Proven leader who received the Intelligence Medal of Merit for her actions at home and abroad

Ms. Haspel is an intelligence expert who should be easily confirmed
  • Has the support of the broad intelligence professional community
  • Has extensive management experience – serving as Deputy Director of the CIA
  • Current CIA Deputy Director, helping to run the agency under Mike Pompeo
  • Has a strong working relationship with White House senior staff and other officials
  • Has extensive intelligence and counterterrorism experience
  • Has unparalleled commitment to the mission of the CIA and the rule of law
  • Appreciates and understands all parts of the CIA — analysts, scientists, support specialists, and operations officers
The first step is the Senate Intelligence Committee. Your calls to these members are especially valuable:
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
James Lankford (R-OK)
Tom Cotton (R-AR)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY), ex officio
John McCain (R-AZ), ex officio
Mark Warner (D-VA)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Angus King (I-ME)
Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Chuck Schumer (D-NY), ex officio
Jack Reed (D-RI), ex officio
Calls to all Senators help build support and momentum.

Please call your Senator and urge him or her to support Gina Haspel (you can call the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to their office).
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President: Jody Rushton | Editor: Terri Hauser