Pence Won’t Say Whether Trump Will Bring Back Waterboarding

When asked on Sunday about Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) pledge to push back on any attempts to renew the practice of waterboarding, Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Sunday did not rule out the possibility of a Trump administration using the practice that many experts say constitutes torture.

“What I can tell you is that going forward, as he outlined in that famous speech in Ohio, that a President Donald Trump is going to focus on confronting and defeating radical Islamic terrorism as a threat to this country,” Pence said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” if Trump would bring back waterboarding. “And we’re going to have a president again who will never say what we’ll never do.”

On the campaign trail in March, Trump suggested that the United States “go for waterboarding and tougher than waterboarding.”

Watch a clip of the interview via CBS News:

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