McCain To Trump: I’ll Take You To Court If You Start Waterboarding Terror Suspects Again
"Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would — in a heartbeat. And I would approve more than that. Don't kid yourself, folks. It works, okay? It works. Only a stupid person would say it doesn't work,” he said.
The method, which simulates drowning, has been criticized as a form of torture. The enhanced interrogation method was used by the Bush administration, much to the ire of liberal Democrats. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who was subject to torture while held captive by the North Vietnamese, vehemently opposes the method and said that he would bring the Trump administration into court to stop them if the program is reinstated. He made the warning at the Halifax International Security Forum (via Talking Points Memo):