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 TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE tapped to lead the agency after picking former CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoGOP lawmaker calls for Justice Dept. to probe international court Trump hits Hong Kong leader with sanctions Overnight Defense: Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief | Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure | State Department's special envoy for Iran is departing the Trump administration 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 PaulTrump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus MORE (Ky.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama GOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism MORE (Ariz.) siding with most Democrats to oppose her.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Mark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Prominent conservatives question Jerry Falwell Jr. vacation photo 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.