"That’s ridiculous to make that claim. This was torture by anybody’s definition. John McCain said it’s torture and I think he’s in a better position to know that than Vice President Cheney.”
Cheney defended the interrogation practices in March during an interview with American University television station, ATV.
“Some people called it torture. It wasn’t torture,” he said.
King cited the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into interrogation practices under the Bush administration and said that the CIA's worst offense was "misrepresenting it the way they did throughout a number of years."
“To say it was carefully managed and everybody knew what was going on, that’s absolute nonsense,” King said.