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 TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE tapped to lead the agency after picking former CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoThe Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push Iraq War looms over Trump battle with Iran Overnight Defense: Trump officials say efforts to deter Iran are working | Trump taps new Air Force secretary | House panel passes defense bill that limits border wall funds 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 PaulGOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending House Freedom Caucus votes to condemn Amash's impeachment comments Bolton emerges as flashpoint in GOP debate on Iran MORE (Ky.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Jeff Daniels blasts 'cowardice' of Senate Republicans against Trump WANTED: A Republican with courage MORE (Ariz.) siding with most Democrats to oppose her.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPelosi receives John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Romney: Trump 'has distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character' MSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump 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.