Former Wyoming Senatorial candidate Liz Cheney and Fox News analyst Juan Williams clashed on Fox News Sunday over the upcoming Senate report on the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques (torture, to those of you scoring at home), with Cheney arguing congressional oversight already exists and the report is a Democratic hit job, and Williams responding that the politicization of counterterrorism has prevented oversight efforts.
“This is a political report,” Cheney said, arguing that Congress had been briefed multiple times about the CIA’s methods during her father’s administration. “We’ve now got a report written entirely by Democratic staffers.”
“I think Liz Cheney is the good daughter,” Williams responded. “I love her for it. But…the American people have a right to know what the CIA is doing, to come to a judgement as to whether or not those techniques are moral and keeping with American standards, and second whether they are effective in terms of gaining information that did help us to prevent further attacks and save lives.”
“We have a situation in which robust oversight of intelligence has been lacking since 9/11,” Williams continued. “I think Congress has run the other direction, and said, ‘If you’re critical you can be called unpatriotic, you can be said to be a crazy liberal.'”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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