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 TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE tapped to lead the agency after picking former CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPositive Moon-Kim summit creates a diplomatic opening in North Korea The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh, accuser say they’re prepared to testify Haley wasn’t invited to key White House meeting on refugee policy: report 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 PaulConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill Some employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report MORE (Ky.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGrassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal Coulter mocks Kavanaugh accuser: She'll only testify 'from a ski lift' Poll: More voters oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination than support it MORE (Ariz.) siding with most Democrats to oppose her.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump hits McCain on ObamaCare vote GOP, White House start playing midterm blame game Arizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’ 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.