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Rep. Scott urges torture prosecutions

Breaking with the president he supported last year, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, has joined other leaders who disagree with the president’s reluctance to prosecute overzealous interrogators.

The Virginian-Pilot reports Scott and 15 other Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder this week urging appointment of an independent counsel to pursue torture allegations.

Scott was one of Obama’s earliest and most vocal Virginia supporters.

Posted by Peter Vieth

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