PA-4: Rep. Scott Perry Calls CIA Torture Report “Almost Treasonous”
In an interview with WPHT, Perry accused the recent reproach of the CIA’s terror tactics as nearly treasonous.
Recalling his own military experience, Perry was disdainful of the President, his administration and those in his cohort who would argue for the rights of terrorists whom Perry believes to be an ongoing threat to the American people.
“It vexes me that this president, this administration, and some of his cohort are happier to be concerned about the rights of savages that will kill every American they can get their hands on, while they seem to be disconcerned about our rights, and the transparency” Perry said in the interview.
In his critique of the 525 page report, Perry compared the missive’s overt transparency to the lack of transparency in the case of Ferguson, Missouri, where testimony regarding the Michael Brown case has been kept secret.
“Even from the standpoint of this grand jury investigation in Ferguson…that has to remain secret, but yet this, which has national security implications, and puts lives and national security at risk — that has to be open for the whole world to see,” Perry said.
Other Republicans share Perry’s ire.
When the report was released, detailing incidents of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, rectal feeding and rehydration, Arizona Republican Trent Franks echoed Perry’s sentiments that as veterans, the CIA’s methods aren’t unheard of. Texas Republican Mac Thornberry went on to say that those shocked by the torture report are suffering from “9/11 amnesia”.
Among those people shocked by the report is former Republican presidential nominee and Senator John McCain who has publicly condemned the CIA’s torture tactics, saying that the methods are a “stain on our national honor.”