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GOP Congressman: Dianne Feinstein A Traitor Like Edward Snowden

"I think she's as much a traitor to this country at this point as I thought about Edward Snowden and his release of information about other investigations and abilities from an intelligence stand point."

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Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan says that Dianne Feinstein is a traitor for releasing the report on the CIA's interrogation and detention techniques.

"We are less safe than we ever have been with regard to our overseas personnel and our nation's military and their ability to do their job," South Carolina congressman said on WCRS radio Thursday. "It ties in to CIA thing and it ties in to Cuba, in that our guys overseas working in foreign relations or in the military our less safe because of bad actors could simply take somebody hostage and hold them until the American government normalizes relations and bargains for their release."

"It's a bad situation. I think America is less safe on a lot fronts and I disagree with the release of the information from Dianne Feinstein," he added. "I think she's as much a traitor to this country at this point as I thought about Edward Snowden and his release of information about other investigations and abilities from an intelligence stand point."

The Senate Intelligence Committee's 525-page report released by Senate Democrats details cases of detainees being waterboarded to near-death, days worth of sleep deprivation, a detainee chained to the ceiling while clothed in a diaper to go to the bathroom, rectal feeding and rectal rehydration, and a detainee spending more 10 days in a coffin-shaped box, among other details.

Duncan later noted the comments on his Facebook page, calling them "harsh."

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This post has been updated to included Duncan's Facebook post after this article.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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