Rawstory – President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was grilled during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) questioned Gorsuch on the president’s campaign stance to bring back waterboarding, sending a warning of his own to Trump.
“You have said several times he is not above the law,” Graham said in the hearing, referring to the president. “So if we have laws on the book that prevent waterboarding — do you agree with me that the Detainee Treatment Act prevents waterboarding?”
The practice was determined to be illegal under two Senate-ratified treaties, including the Senate-ratified Convention Against Torture and the Senate-ratified Geneva Conventions. Its use was also banned under the federal War Crimes Act.