WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today released the following statement regarding Gina Haspel’s confirmation to be the next Director of the CIA. Haspel will be the first woman to lead the agency in its 70-year history.

“As a career intelligence officer in the CIA, Gina Haspel has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to her country, the mission of the agency and the rule of law. She has been tested during some of our nation’s most trying times and brings a breadth of experience and understanding to the position, making her uniquely qualified and ready to lead on day one.”

Grassley also tweeted about Haspel’s confirmation following the Senate vote.