Sen. Heitkamp to vote for Gina Haspel to lead CIA

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North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will vote for Gina Haspel to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

Heitkamp met with Haspel last week to discuss the nomination.

She says Haspel's involvement in torture is deeply troubling, but she says Haspel now says the agency should not have employed such tactics in the past and says it will not do so in the future.

She says she'll trust Haspel's word, but will also verify.