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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 Trump tapped to lead the agency after picking former CIA Director Mike Pompeo 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.

{mosads}Haspel was confirmed last Thursday on a 54-45 vote, with GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) siding with most Democrats to oppose her.

Sen. John McCain (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.

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