Votes for torture

The US Senate yesterday voted to affirm the US prohibition on torture. It was not unanimous. Here are the Senators who voted to say the US needs to be able to torture:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Graham (R-SC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Vitter (R-LA)

One Senator didn’t vote, but came out firmly for the right to torture:

Rubio said in a statement: “I would have voted no on this amendment. I do not support telegraphing to the enemy what interrogation techniques we will or won’t use.” He added that he doesn’t want to deny “future commanders in chief and intelligence officials important tools for protecting the American people and the U.S. homeland.”

I wonder what else he is against because he doesn’t want to telegraph things to the enemy–the treaty against the use of chemical weapons?

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