WH aide Kelly Sadler dismissed Sen. John McCain's view, says 'he's dying'

John Mc Cain and his wife Cindy on stage while campaigning for the 2008 presidential election

John Mc Cain and his wife Cindy on stage while campaigning for the 2008 presidential election

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Friday refused to confirm or deny what Sadler had said.

"Given this White House's trail of disrespect toward John and others, this staffer is not the exception to the rule; she is the epitome of it".

But instead, that was overcome by saturation cable TV coverage about Sadler's comment.

Sanders told communications' staffers in a private meeting that it was inappropriate for aide Kelly Sadler to dismiss McCain's opinion during a recent closed-door meeting because, Sadler said, "he's dying anyway". The comment was first reported by The Hill newspaper. Since then, everyone from McCain's family to members of Congress to former Vice President Joe Biden has condemned the remark. McCain served as a Navy Lieutenant in the Vietnam War which took place from November 1, 1955, until April 30, 1975, in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

Sen. John McCain on "The View", which aired October 23, 2017 on ABC Television Network.

On Friday, Meghan McCain addressed Sadler directly: "Kelly, here's a little news flash - and this may be a bit intense for 11 o'clock in the morning on a Friday - but we're all dying".

Meghan McCain addressed the White House aide who reportedly mocked her father Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and asked how it was possible that she was still employed in the administration.

We contacted McCain's office seeking comment, but have yet to receive a response. "I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination". And for all his other flaws, McCain has been quick to oppose people, like Trump, who enthusiastically and thoughtlessly endorse torture. The remark came during a meeting of staffers about President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director nominee, Gina Haspel.

"'As he (Sen. McCain) fights for his life, he deserves better - so much better.' What else can be said?"

The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer last summer. Decency hit "rock bottom" with Trump's administration when she lobbed her insult, Biden, a longtime friend of "genuine hero" McCain, slammed Trump.

"I don't perceive what sort of setting you're working in when that might be acceptable and you'll come to work the subsequent day and nonetheless have a job", McCain stated.

"I regret I did not catch this remark, as it should have been challenged", Payne said. But while Trump's favorite cable news company was quick to atone for merely airing someone else's view that crossed a line, the White House is apparently not going to take any public action for a staffer talking blithely about the death of an American war hero.

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