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:
Will Trump allow waterboarding? “We’re going to have a president who will never say what we’ll never do,” says Gov. Mike Pence. pic.twitter.com/GuFaQPXM8q
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 20, 2016