Sarah Sanders: ‘Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration’

Sarah Sanders: ‘Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration’
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Democrats are “losing their war against women in the Trump administration,” as Gina Haspel prepares to be sworn in as the first female CIA director.

Haspel, whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE tapped to lead the agency after picking former CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoMexico's president presses Pompeo on reuniting migrant families The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies for Putin summit: 'He’s not my enemy’ Trump's administration should avoid pursuing an unreachable end with North Korea MORE to be Secretary of State, faced significant opposition from Democrats and some Republicans over her role in the CIA’s "enhanced interrogation" program, which used tactics widely viewed as torture.

“Historic day for our country: swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel, the first woman ever to serve as CIA director,” Sanders tweeted. “Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration.”

Sanders earlier this month accused Democrats who support women’s empowerment but oppose Haspel’s nomination of being hypocrites.

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Haspel was confirmed last Thursday on a 54-45 vote, with GOP Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSunday shows preview: Trump readies for meeting with Putin McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 GOP moderates hint at smooth confirmation ahead for Kavanaugh MORE (Ky.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies for Putin summit: 'He’s not my enemy’ Overnight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Lawmakers demand answers from Mnuchin on tariffs | Fed chief lays out stakes of Trump trade war | Consumer prices rise at highest rate in six years | Feds to appeal AT&T merger ruling MORE (Ariz.) siding with most Democrats to oppose her.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate Dems tell Trump: Don't meet with Putin one-on-one McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 Overnight Defense: Fears rise over Trump-Putin summit | McCain presses Trump to hold Putin 'accountable' for hacking | Pentagon does damage control after NATO meet MORE (R-Ariz.) is undergoing treatment for brain cancer and did not vote, but spoke out against her nomination in the days leading up to the vote. Six Democratic senators voted for Haspel.

Trump will participate in Haspel’s swearing-in ceremony on Monday.