Senate Democrats

Reid: Republicans Try To Block Senate From Investigating Interrogation Tactics

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans forced the U.S. Senate to recess in order for the Senate Judiciary Committee to convene and hold a hearing on “Coercive Interrogation Techniques: Do They Work, Are They Reliable and What Did the FBI Know About Them?”:

“By refusing to allow the Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on interrogation techniques, Bush-McCain Republicans have today found yet another way to cover for this Administration’s disregard for the rule of law.  This marks the second time in less than one week that Republicans have needlessly wasted the Senate’s time, and is the latest in a disturbing trend of Republicans looking the other way from the Administration’s use of intolerable interrogation techniques.  I call on Senator McCain to condemn his colleagues’ efforts to stop the Senate from investigating torture.”