White House aide dismissed McCain's views because 'he's dying anyway'

Pauline Gross
May 14, 2018

Sadler reportedly said of McCain, "He's dying anyway", so his opinion "doesn't matter".

Both publicly and privately, according to the sources, Sanders has focused more on the leaking of the comment than its substance.

On Thursday, reports emerged that a White House communications official, Kelly Sadler, had made a dark joke at a meeting in which McCain's opposition to a Central Intelligence Agency directorship nomination by President Donald Trump was discussed. She also took the opportunity to reflect on her belief that the tone of the White House staff is set by its leader, President Trump.

"John McCain is a genuine hero - a man of valor whose sacrifices for his country are immeasurable", Biden's statement to NBC said.

Meghan McCain responded to a White House aide's joke about her father's cancer by telling watchers of "The View" not to feel bad for her or her family because they're sustained by love and prayer.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is not apologizing over a White House staffer's reported disparaging remarks about the ailing Senator John McCain.

The comments were made after McCain, who is battling brain cancer, announced his opposition to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA Director, Gina Haspel.

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So I hope from now onwards, it just goes in that direction, because I don't think I need to do anything different. However he didn't sound all together convinced that this is on the cards again this weekend.

White House officials, including Sanders, have not disputed media accounts of Sadler's comment or offered condemnation of the incident. And I want to say, since my dad has been diagnosed...

McCain has recounted stories of lying to his interrogators under torture, including giving them the names of the Green Bay Packers' offensive line instead of the names of his own squadron.

And House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out, saying: "Look, John McCain's a hero".

Multiple news outlets reported that Kelly Sadler dismissed Sen.

Haspel, the CIA's acting director, issued a statement: "I have the utmost respect for Senator McCain and I appreciate the thoughtfulness with which he has approached this nomination process". She did not respond to a request for comment Thursday evening.

"It was a mistake, and for that I apologise to all recipients and most especially to the McCain family", said Joe Davis, VFW director of communications. We have all said things in private that we would never say publicly.

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