U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth spoke out against a nominee for General Counsel of the US Department of Transportation. The former military aviator told fellow Senators they should reject the nomination of Steven Bradbury, but he was was confirmed before the day was out. Duckworth says he authored legal memos that paved the way for American forces to use torture in the war on terror.
Duckworth says torture authorization has only made war zones more volatile.
Duckworth says she’s fearful Bradbury might endorse actions that could hurt traffic safety if the President so chooses.