GOP lawmaker: 'Cheney's right' to oppose CIA torture probe

A Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday stood behind former Vice President Dick Cheney's opposition to a preliminary Justice Department probe into interrogations of terror suspects that may have broken the law.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) made his remarks on Twitter today:
Cheney's right, thank God after 911 he was there instead of his detractors, lest America would have suffered even more terrorist attacks.

"The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions," Cheney said in a statement on Monday.

"President Obama's decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administration's ability to be responsible for our nation's security," he added.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Monday that he will appoint career Justice Department prosecutor John Durham to open an investigation of several incidents in which terror suspects may have been tortured by government agents.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room