Pence: Waterboarding won’t be ruled out
Mike Pence is singing the same tune on torture as his boss.
…the press often turns to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence in the hopes of possibly getting a bit more information from him about Trump’s plans in military and intelligence areas. It happened most recently on Sunday morning during an interview on Face the Nation when Pence was asked about waterboarding and enhanced interrogation by host John Dickerson.
Dickerson framed the question by using a clip of Vietnam-era POW Sen. John McCain speaking out about waterboarding, and even calling it torture.
Pence acknowledged his deep respect for Sen. McCain, but refused to take waterboarding off the table as a matter of policy in the Trump administration.
“What I can tell you is that going forward, as he outlined in that famous speech in Ohio, is that a President Donald Trump is going to focus on confronting and defeating radical Islamic terrorism as a threat to this country,” Pence told Dickerson. “And we’re going to have a president again who will never say what we’ll never do.”