Here Are Some of the Worst Conservative Reactions to the CIA Torture Report

Many thought the revelations were awful. Many others did not.

On Tuesday morning, the Senate intelligence committee released the 525-page executive summary of its 6,700-page report on CIA torture. The report laid bare the torture CIA interrogators used in (often futile) attempts to elicit information from detainees. Although tactics that included “rectal rehydration” and sensory deprivation offended some people, others chose to celebrate the CIA today:

Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh:

Conservative blogger RB Pundit:

Liz Cheney and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016:

And of course the fine folks over at Fox News (via Raw Story):

Fox News host Eric Bolling (via Media Matters):

Fox News’ Sean Hannity (also via Media Matters):

HERE ARE THE FACTS:

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