Days after U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) took the helm as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee early this year, he moved to bury his committee’s 6,900-page report on the CIA torture program.
In his first major act as the nation’s top watchdog over the spy agency, Burr chose to protect the CIA by demanding that the White House return every copy of the full report shared with the executive branch by the previous Congress.
Tell Sen. Burr to stop hiding the truth from us. The people of North Carolina and the U.S. want an Intelligence Chair who will serve the public interest, not one who covers up for spy agencies.
Continue reading February 6, 2015: Call-In to Sen. Richard Burr: Release the Full Torture Report Now!
A letter from North Carolina Stop Torture Now coordinator Christina Cowger in the Jan. 23 edition of The Washington Post questions Senator Burr’s respect for his own constituents. Other national media reporting casts doubt on his fitness to lead the committee charged with overseeing the CIA.
Even commentators with the unabashedly conservative Fox News outlet are openly critical of attempts to bury the findings of the Senate torture report and argue that: “In a free society in which the government works for us, we have a right to know what it is doing in our names, and we have a reasonable expectation that the laws the government enforces against us it will enforce against itself. “
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