Congressman-Elect Seth Moulton Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee Report

The Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's use of torture reminds us that these reprehensible practices are entirely inconsistent with our national values and detrimental to our moral leadership in the world. It also reconfirmed what most intelligence professionals have said for a long time: that torture is an ineffective way to gather information—dangerous not only to our values, to our troops, and to our national leadership, but also to our basic ability to obtain quality intelligence. I applaud those, including President Obama and Senator McCain, who have sought to curb these ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ and hope that this report forces us to reaffirm the moral and legal standards that are fundamental to our American values.