Iowa’s two Republican U.S. Senators Tuesday split their votes on a measure to strengthen the U.S. ban on torturing detainees.
Senator Chuck Grassley voted yes on an amendment to bolster current law and give the Red Cross access to all detainees. Senator Joni Ernest was among 21 Senators voting no.
“It is not wise to let our enemies known what our techniques are--that allows them to train, resist, and defeat it," Ernst said.
She says the president should be able to authorize torture if there’s a potential threat against Americans.