In jab at Trump, Kerry denounces torture

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks about the release of the 2015 Human Rights Report on April 13, 2016 in Washington, DCIn an apparent jab at presidential challengers Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the United States must never again resort to torture. Trump, the frontrunner to secure the Republican nomination for this year’s White House race, has repeatedly said he supports the use of waterboarding, or simulated drowning, and “a hell of a lot worse” on terror suspects. Texas senator Cruz, Trump’s closest rival, argues that waterboarding does not amount to torture and that he would consider authorizing it as president if America faced imminent attack.

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