President Donald J. Trump attended the swearing-in ceremony of CIA Director Gina Haspel on Monday, praising her “skill and devotion” in the department for 30 years.
Haspel is the nation’s first female CIA director, as the Senate confirmed her nomination in a 54-45 vote.
Haspel became Trump’s second CIA director after he appointed Mike Pompeo to serve as secretary of state.
Trump thanked Haspel for accepting the nomination and praised her willingness to face tough questioning during the Senate hearings.
Haspel acknowledged the milestone of serving the CIA as the first female director, thanking the many women who served in the agency before her.