Gina Haspel prepares to testify at her Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing as the next CIA director on Capitol Hill in Washington, on May 9. Photo: Reuters

Gina Haspel is confirmed as first woman to head CIA, after six Democrat senators side with Republicans

Most Democrats opposed Haspel because of her links to waterboarding, with one calling her confirmation vote a ‘referendum on torture’

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Gina Haspel prepares to testify at her Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing as the next CIA director on Capitol Hill in Washington, on May 9. Photo: Reuters
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