“Chuck doesn’t do that with me,” said Manchin, who came out for Haspel before the classified portion of her confirmation hearing was over.
But he decided to back her after Haspel said in a letter that, in hindsight, the interrogation program had been a bad move. ”
Warner acknowledged that supporting Haspel was a "difficult decision" and vowed Thursday to keep pressing for more disclosures about her background. "I still believe that it would have been preferable if we could have found a way to be even more transparent," he said on the Senate floor.