White House official derides McCain over Haspel opposition: 'He's dying anyway'

White House official derides McCain over Haspel opposition: 'He's dying anyway'

On Saturday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Cavuto Live", OMB Director Mick Mulvaney responded to White House aide Kelly Sadler's comments about Senator John McCain (R-AZ) by stating the comment was "a badly considered joke, an bad joke that she said fell flat".

She closed her comments questioning Sadler's position in the White House.

"I'm not going to comment on an internal staff meeting", Sanders said when asked if Sadler is still employed by the White House.

Meghan McCain, the senator's daughter, responded on "The View", the ABC television show where she is a host.

The White House had released a more supportive statement Thursday evening that said, "We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time".

One of the biggest headlines over the last 24 hours has been the crude remarks by White House staffer Kelly Sadler about Sen. John McCain and his battle with brain cancer.

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Issuing a press release on Thursday, he said that the Senate Intelligence Hearing offered Haspel an opportunity to provide details about her experience in the agency, her involvement in the so-called enhanced interrogation program, and account for the mistakes the United States made in torturing detainees held in custody after the September 11 attacks. He left Washington in December and few expect him to return. Surprisingly, Republican Senator John McCain too said that she was not the right fit to head the Central Intelligence Agency. "That's why they call him 'Songbird John, '" McInerney said Thursday. McCain's has said his defiance of his captors was motivated by a loyalty to his fellow American prisoners of war.

Meghan McCain called that a "real ugly nickname" on Friday.

Haspel faced grilling Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role overseeing some CIA operations after the September 11 attacks. She went on to clarify that Sadler still works at the White House.

As for the president, he and McCain have had a troubled relationship.

"I'm not going to get into the back and forth because, you know, people want to create issues of leaked staff meetings", Sanders said.

The crowd booed, and Trump added, "I won't use his name". "We have a respect for all Americans and that is what we try to put forward in everything we do, both in word and in action, focusing on doing things that help every American in this country, every single day", Ms. Sanders said.

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