Pelosi On CIA Interrogation: ‘Cheney Set A Tone’ And ‘He’s Proud Of It’

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April 6, 2014 10:21 a.m.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday placed some of the blame for the CIA’s interrogation methods during the Bush administration on former Vice President Dick Cheney.

“I mean I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA. Many people in the CIA are so patriotic, they — they protect our country in a way to avoid conflict and — and, — violence, et cetera,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union” when host Candy Crowley asked about blame for the CIA’s “misrepresentation” about its enhanced interrogation techniques.

“I think he’s proud of it,” Pelosi added when Crowley asked if there could be proof that Cheney did give the CIA orders on interrogation.

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