White House Declines to Condemn Aide's McCain Remark

Geneva Stokes
May 14, 2018

Sanders referred to as the remark "unacceptable", however was stated to be extra upset concerning the leak than the off-handed remark from White Home staffer Kelly Sadler that McCain's opposition to their Central Intelligence Agency director nominee Gina Haspel "would not matter, as a result of he is dying anyway". "That's why they call him 'Songbird John.' The fact is those methods can work, and they are effective", McInerney said.

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

Mercedes Schlapp, the White House director of strategic communications, said Friday during a White House meeting that she stood by Sadler, Axios reported.

"It happened yesterday", said Democratic former vice president Joe Biden, who served with McCain for decades in the Senate.

McCain's wife, Cindy, responded with a tweet tagged to Sadler, "May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren".

"There is not a tone set here", Sanders said.

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close friend of McCain, told CBS's "Face the Nation" program in an interview to be aired on Sunday that he was not satisfied with the White House's response to the controversy surrounding Kelly Sadler, a communications aid. "We have forgotten how to respectfully disagree".

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The comment prompted fierce pushback from lawmakers and the news media on Friday, while Sanders was grilled over the comment during the daily press briefing. "It was a badly considered joke, an bad joke, that she said fell flat". "I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and you can come to work the next day and still have a job", McCain, a co-host on " The View", said today on the show. She went on to clarify that Sadler still works at the White House. He's a war hero because he was captured.

A senior White Home official, too, stated that for now, Sadler was nonetheless employed with the administration.

Gerson said Biden stood in honorably for McCain in March, when the academy named the Arizona senator one of its distinguished graduates.

"As a proud military veteran and son of a Vietnam Vet these words neither reflect my or the network's feelings about Senator McCain, or his remarkable service and sacrifice to this country".

The movie, said Graham, "tells you all you need to know about me and him".

That was a reference to comments Mr. Trump made about McCain in 2015, saying he wasn't a war hero because "he was captured".

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