The vote in committee and on the floor of the Senate is going to be close. And if Haspel wins, we will have the Democrats to thank for it.
You remember "Bloody Gina" Haspel. She's already the CIA's acting director and has had just about every high-level job in the building. She's the godmother of the CIA's immoral, unethical and illegal George W. Bush-era torture program. She was the chief of a secret prison, where she oversaw the implementation of the torture program and was personally responsible for directing the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing. Nashiri's attorneys say the torture of their client was so severe that he has lost his mind and can no longer participate in his own defense.
I had personal experience with Haspel. She was my boss in the CIA's Counterterrorism Center (CTC). She worked directly for the notorious Jose Rodriguez, the creator of the torture program, who trusted his protégé and confidante to implement it.