Republicans and Democrats in congress were split on the release of a report on torture by the CIA. Arizona Senator John McCain, who supports the release, talked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” why that split exists, specifically mentioning the 9-11 attacks.
McCain Supports Release of Torture Report
“Their first motivation is to do whatever is necessary to make sure there’s never again a repetition and some revenge there obviously all of us felt that.” McCain said although he favored the release of the report, he had some reservations. “Frankly I also had some mixed emotions but the reason I came down and said we should because that’s what America is all about.” He said releasing the report is good for America. “It’s not about them. It’s about us. It’s about us. What we were, what we are and what we should be.” He disagrees with those who say releasing the report makes America more vulnerable to attacks. “Frankly, this idea that somehow this is gonna make our enemies more likely to attack us, I don’t think so. They’re beheading Americans right now. So that part of it I dismiss.” McCain also talked about why he voted against a spending bill. “Reason I voted it against it last night, here’s a trillion dollar bill with a few hours of debate.”