No to the Torturer



Haspel and Zubaydah: the Torturer and the Tortured.



Contact:  Communications, Hicks for Congress, 929 337 6099

UPDATE: Vote on Haspel may happen May 9, Wednesday. Rumors in DC say she might withdraw. Trump White House is circling the wagons, and refusing to back down, with a bad nominee. Here's our original story from last month:

President Trump nominated deputy CIA director Gina Haspel to be the next DCIA, or Director of Central Intelligence. Haspell has made her career as a torturer. Torture is outlawed by the the 8th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, the founders’ protection against “cruel and unusual punishment.”

Sander Hicks is running for US Congress to stand up for the civil liberties that have been under attack since 9/11, by a Federal war state out of control. Haspel played a leading role in running a US torture site abroad, a secret prison in Thailand that tortured two terrorism suspects. That torture took place within the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program, in which suspected terrorists are sent to US allies, and interrogated in “black sites.” For example, Abu Zubayda, under Haspel, was waterboarded 83 times in one month, and had his head slammed into walls. He was deprived of sleep, and kept in a coffin-like box. Interrogators later decided he didn’t have any useful information.

This is from the US Senate Report on CIA Torture:




At Hicks For Congress, we are shocked that thus far there has been little opposition to Haspel’s nomination. The path Democratic and GOP legislators have put our country on bodes well for the torture program in this country. Our nation can not support “enhanced interrogation” or appoint to high office any persons with a history of engaging in this criminal behavior. Torture is a war crime, and any American officials supporting or implementing programs of torture should be put on trial, not promoted.

The 14 Democrats in the Senate who are working with Trump to confirm Gina Haspel for CIA director must be held accountable.  Trump is a dangerous sociopath. We are especially disappointed with NY Senator Chuck Schumer’s lack of leadership on this issue.

Hicks for Congress stands for intelligence agency reform, CIA overhaul, and the end of torture. All Deep State crimes need to be investigated. We the People must re-assert our control over the government agencies we pay for.


Contact:  Communications, Hicks for Congress, 929 337 6099