WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) released the following statement regarding the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program:

“While I understand the pressure on the CIA to anticipate and prevent terrorist attacks, the Senate executive summary raises very serious issues regarding the protocols adopted for extracting intelligence from suspected terrorists.

As a nation we have to maintain a balance that respects and protects basic human rights, while assuring that our interrogation measures obtain reliable information to actually enhance our security.  The report summary certainly projects some doubts about whether we are doing that. I will need to read the classified version of this report before I can comment further.”