Donald Trump just announced a massive national security shakeup that could be an absolute disaster for our country. And some Democrats may be going along.
Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson -- who famously called Trump a "moron" -- and wants to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a far-right Kansas Republican with radical views on everything from torture to government surveillance. Not only are Pompeo's views well outside the mainstream, but he has a long history of covering up for Trump on Russia.
And Trump's replacement for Pompeo at the CIA is even worse: He wants to promote Deputy Director Gina Haspel, who ran a prison in Thailand that routinely waterboarded and tortured prisoners -- then tried to destroy video evidence of the illegal actions.
There is zero reason for any Democrat to vote to install a Trump-loving, anti-diplomacy Secretary of State who may well be involved in the Russia scandal. And it is absolutely horrifying that a torturer is within reach of becoming the head of the CIA.
We need every single Democratic Senator on the record on these critical votes right now. Sign Democracy for America's petition telling Democrats to publicly reject Trump nominees Pompeo and Haspel immediately.