01.22.15

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Requests To Return The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Torture Report

“Neither the Senate Intelligence Committee’s historic report on the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, nor the shameful truths it contains about the use of torture during the previous administration, can be wiped out of existence. Those Republicans who are in denial about this dark chapter in our history will stop at nothing to keep it under wraps. 

“The Senate at its best can act as the conscience of the Nation, and part of that responsibility is ensuring transparency in our government and helping the executive branch learn from past mistakes. I hope that all Senators will uphold this ideal by condemning this attempt to erase history.”

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