GOP leaders in the House and Senate say torturing suspected terrorists is illegal, and that stand distances them from President Donald Trump's endorsement of the effectiveness of harsh interrogation techniques.
The U.S. has a legal ban on torture.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky tells reporters that virtually all GOP senators ``are comfortable with the state of the law on that issue.''
And House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says: ``Torture's not legal. And we agree with it not being legal.''