Gina Haspel is in position to take control of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the agency’s new director. She has won the support of three very key Senate Democrats — Sen. Mark Warner (VA), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (ND) and Sen. Bill Nelson (FL) — Tuesday evening.
Haspel has served in the CIA for 33 years. During her service as Directorate of Operations she stood out from the pack and was transferred to the Counterterrorism Center on the day 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred. She moved up in the ranks swiftly, earning “several honors including the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Donovan Award, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, and the Presidential Rank Award,” writes the Washington Examiner.
Being nominated by President Donald Trump, she will be the first female to lead the CIA.
This isn’t the first time Trump has hired a woman to lead in an important role. He gave pollster Kellyanne Conway the lead role in his 2016 campaign, also becoming the first woman to ever lead a successful run to the oval office. She currently serves as a counselor to the president.
Also, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the White House Press Secretary, the third female to hold that position.
By the way, “the first female African-American Marine brigadier general, Marine Corps Col. Lorna M. Mahlock, was also nominated by the Trump Administration,” reports the Daily Wire.
That’s not all, here are just a few other females who’ve been appointed and nominated by President Trump, as reported by The Hill:
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation; Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force; … Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer (also a minority and first-generation Mexican American immigrant); Neomi Rao, Regulation Czar (also a minority and daughter of parents from India); Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (also a minority); Heather Brand, Associate Attorney General; Kelly Sadler, Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach; Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Communications Advisor (also a minority whose father was once a political prisoner of Fidel Castro); Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President; Hope Hicks, Communications Director; Jessica Ditto, Deputy Director of Communications; and Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser who according to White House sources will remain in her position through the end of January and will likely be replaced by another woman after Powell completes her first year in office.
But he is only doing this to cover for his woman hating, misogyny, right?
In the time Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were president, do you remember any nominations that were ground breaking for women?