WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen.
Democrats largely backed Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Intelligence Committee. "I'm glad that she spoke up," said Sen.
"That is why today is important," he said.
They were joined by two longtime defense hawks, Sens.
"If true, this is
But other Republicans were more muted in their reaction. Several declined to comment, and one suggested that Feinstein should not have discussed the matter publicly.
"I personally don't believe anything that goes on in the Intelligence Committee should be discussed," said Sen.
The CIA has disputed Feinstein's portrayal of events, which stem from the committee's long-running oversight of the spy agency's interrogation and detention practices during the
The CIA has said it launched an investigation of the computers after committee staffers were able to gain access to classified information.
The Justice Department is investigating the incident.