Senator Chambliss Bids Farewell to US Senate; Criticizes Release of Torture Report

| December 13, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Senator Saxby Chambliss, who has served as one of Georgia’s US Senators since 2002, bid farewell to his Senate colleagues in a farewell address on Wednesday.  But not before blasting fellow senators over the release of a report on suspected torture tactics at the CIA.

“I am privileged today to represent almost 10 million Georgians who are the most wonderful people God ever put on this earth,” said Chambliss.

Chambliss has served on the Intelligence and Armed Services Committees in the Senate.  He was also one of the “Gang of Six” senators who attempted to pass bipartisan legislation related to deficit reductions.  Prior to his Senate career, Chambliss served as a US Representative.

His Senate colleague, now senior Senator Johnny Isakson, stated in his remarks about Chambliss, “The country will miss you, but my grandchildren are safer.”

The seat Chambliss held will now be taken by newly elected David Perdue when the 114th Congress convenes in January.

However, before leaving, Chambliss went on record to criticize some of his Senate colleagues who released a report accusing the CIA of torturing prisoners related to intelligence gathering from terrorists.

Chambliss called the reports release “A mistake that could put U.S. national security in jeopardy.” 

“We found that these claims and conclusions were largely not supported by the documentary record and based upon flawed reasoning,” Chambliss said.

He highlighted eight major flaws in the report and accused its release of being “ideologically motivated.”

Chambliss, along with many of his colleagues, is afraid of the potential effects the report’s release could bring, potentially for our troops overseas.

“I am very concerned about the unintended consequences that will result from the study’s erroneous and inflammatory conclusions,” Chambliss said.

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  1. Tater Beauchamp says:

    He spent 21 years as a politician representing Georgia. That’s way too many years to be a politician. Term limits need to be placed on Congress.