Charles Payne Apologizes For Guest’s Comment That Torture ‘Worked On’ Sen. John McCain When He Was POW

By A.J. Katz 

A rather stunning comment was made by a guest on Fox Business Network this morning, and FBN host Charles Payne has since apologized.



Former Fox News military analyst and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney appeared with Payne on FBN this morning, and attacked Sen. John McCain‘s refusal to support Pres. Trump’s CIA director nominee Gina Haspel.

McInerney seemed to support Trump’s pick:

It’s very simple to me, Charles. If we have some terrorists and the possibility of five nuclear weapons going off in U.S. cities, I want to use any method that will determine where they are, when it’s going to happen and how we can nullify them. I’m not interested in values. I’m interested in saving a million American lives. It is very simple. And that kabuki that went on yesterday on the Senate intel committee by the Democratic members…it ought to ensure all our viewers — never elect a Democrat again.

He later said, “Sen. John McCain said he’s not going to endorse Haspel also in part because she believes in torture, that she thinks it works, even though she laid out at least three instances where it did work to the benefit of humankind, not just Americans, but all human beings,” McInerney told Payne live.

Payne then asked McInerney how Congress should evaluate Trump’s nominee.

 “Well, she can’t use it [torture] anymore because we have determined in Congress that it’s not legal. The fact is, is John McCain, it worked on John. That’s why they call him ‘Songbird John,'” said McInerney.