Does Mark Warner See the ‘Deep State’ As His Ticket Out of the Senate?
The ambitious Virginian’s vote for Haspel and his unflinching support of the intelligence community is no accident.
Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in press conference on election security in March (Sen. Mark Warner/Flickr/Creative Commons)
In the fall of 2008, Mark Warner dined with a group of businessmen, lawyers and organizers in Washington. Warner, the former of governor of Virginia then running for U.S. Senate, was asked what he thought of Barack Obama, his party’s presidential nominee and strong favorite to take the White House. In not so many words, Warner told those gathered that he loathed Obama, at least competitively: “He’s younger than me.” And he would be president before him.