Here’s U.S. Sen. Mark Begich’s response to the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s majority report on CIA detention and interrogation following 9/11. Begich is so far the only member of the delegation to respond to what is being called the “Torture Report.“
The CIA’s troubling use of torture, which this report details, was a significant failure and it deserves our attention. The release of this report is an important step in setting the record straight so we can prevent similar techniques from happening again. Congress needs to continue to bolster oversight over our intelligence gathering agencies. As we look to the future, we must remember who we are, uphold our moral values and take a smarter approach to our national security.