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Ex-CIA Agent Ray McGovern Recounts Violent Arrest on Capitol Hill for Protesting CIA Torture

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Ray McGovern,  a lifetime civil servant, peacefully protested against Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA last week on the floor or the US Senate. US government personnel responded by throwing the 78-year-old man to the ground and forcing his hands behind his back to be handcuffed, dislocating his shoulder in the process. A former CIA analyst and decorated intelligence officer who served under seven presidents, McGovern was rushed out of the Senate for speaking out of turn as an audience member during Haspel's confirmation hearing. As a former CIA employee, McGovern seemed intent on letting Congress know he didn't think it was prudent for someone intimately involved with the CIA's illegal torture program to be running the agency. 

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