Maine Senator Angus King (I) was so outraged by Dick Cheney's claim that waterboarding isn't torture, he invited Cheney to undergo the process himself.
King was responding to Cheney's latest of many defenses of waterboarding at the Kennedy Political Union last week. "Some people called it torture. It wasn't torture," Cheney asserted. "If I would have to do it all over again, I would. The results speak for themselves."
Cheney's comments were a response to the recent government report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program. The report found that the CIA lied when it claimed that torture worked.
"The CIA described [its program] repeatedly both to the Department of Justice and eventually to Congress as getting unique, otherwise unobtainable intelligence that helped disrupt terrorist plots and save thousands of lives," one official told the Washington Post. "Was that actually true? The answer is no."
Cheney has never himself offered to be waterboarded, unlike Sean Hannity, who made the offer live on his show in 2009 but has never made good on it. Until 2013 reddit users kept up a "Sean Hannity Waterboard Watch" with viral comment threads such as this one: "Reminder: It's been 1,465 days since Sean Hannity said he'd be water boarded for charity."