Although Haspel's confirmation now seems imminent-with a full Senate vote expected as early as this week-human rights advocates continue to raise alarm about what is known of her torture record and strongly condemn the Democrats who are expected make her ascension to the top of the Central Intelligence Agency possible.
The confirmation vote by the full Senate could occur before the end of the week.
Haspel has pledged not to implement an interrogation program of that kind again.
The Virginia Democrat announced his support on Tuesday for President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after he had expressed concern over Haspel's "unacceptable" lack of transparency during the confirmation process.
The Senate panel voted 10-5 in a closed session to approve the nomination.
Republicans John McCain and Rand Paul have announced their opposition to her.
Red-state Democratic Sen. Doug Jones (Ala.) said Tuesday that he will oppose CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel's nomination to lead the spy agency.
Bolstering the comments she made during her hearing, Haspel wrote, "I do not support use of enhanced interrogation techniques for any goal".
Asked if she would stand up to Mr. Trump if he ordered her to resume an "enhanced" interrogation program, she first said, "I do not believe the president would ask me to do that", then added, "I would not restart under any circumstances an interrogation program at C.I.A".
Haspel also drafted a cable ordering the destruction of videotapes depicting harsh interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11, although her boss actually sent the order.
"What stood out most to me was Acting Director Haspel's refusal to call a spade a spade".
Haspel's background as a career CIA officer who played a role in the agency's use of interrogation and detention policies viewed as torture has been the key debate in her confirmation process.
While she said she now disagrees with the operations, she declined to take issue with her predecessors' decisions - and said the torture sometimes produced useful information. The Senate adopted that rule change in 2015 as part of the annual defense authorization bill by a vote of 78 to 21.
"In refusing to denounce torture, Haspel is effectively signaling she does not recognise the constraints of the law, which prohibits waterboarding and other forms of cruelty", Sarah Dougherty, senior fellow of the group, said in a statement.
"This country has not held any officials accountable for the use of torture, so it's even more outrageous that the government is considering someone to the chief intelligence position in spite of her alleged participation in that clearly illegal and immoral activity", she said.
The Democrats' support for Haspel is crucial, given that GOP Sen.
"Ms. Haspel's involvement in torture is deeply troubling, as my friend and colleague, John McCain, so eloquently reminded us".
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