Flake said in a statement Wednesday that while he appreciates Haspel's 30-year career at the CIA, the United States needs to turn the page on the spy agency's former program of detaining and harshly interrogating terror suspects.
The 54-45 vote split both parties, with six Democrats joining most Republicans in support of Haspel's nomination in the 100-member chamber.
Haspel faced a tough nomination and confirmation process.
The senator has served on the Senate Armed Services Committee and has been an ally of McCain, who urged his colleagues recently to reject Haspel's nomination.
Tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam, McCain said the country should only use methods to keep itself safe that are "as right and just as the values we aspire to live up to and promote in the world".
Haspel promised senators, at her confirmation hearing last week, that she would not restart the torture program if confirmed as Central Intelligence Agency director, even if pressed to do so by President Trump.
McConnell steered the confirmation swiftly past opponents, including the ailing Republican Sen.
Baldwin also said she has "serious concerns about the role Ms. Haspel played in the CIA's rendition, detention and so-called enhanced interrogation program" - the latter referring to a program that used techniques such as waterboarding that are widely viewed as torture. In a letter on Monday, she went beyond what she said in her public testimony.
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"Out of the spotlight, whether at Langley and deployed overseas, Ms. Haspel has quietly earned the respect and admiration of those who matter most - the men and women of the CIA, and distinguished current and former intelligence community leaders", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in a floor speech that Haspel "offered up nearly the classic Washington nonapology".
A similar position was adopted by North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who also faces an uphill battle for reelection this year.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent the nomination to the full Senate by a 10-5 vote, and her confirmation seems all but certain. Later that day, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat on the intelligence committee.
State Sen. Leah Vukmir has refused to apologize for the claim.
Democrats who backed Haspel pointed to her 33-year CIA career, 32 years of which was spent undercover, as well as her broad support from former intelligence officials, including many senior Obama administration officials.
The attacks on Haspel's record made Trump administration officials nervous about her nomination, especially after Paul announced his opposition, which meant Democrats had the ability to block Haspel's confirmation.
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