McCain's daughter hits back at his critics

McCain's daughter hits back at his critics

McCain's daughter hits back at his critics

Fox News host Neil Cavuto asked Mulvaney about what he thought of White House Director of Surrogate and Coalitions Outreach Kelly Sadler saying that it doesn't matter if McCain opposes President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency because "he's dying anyway".

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

"I'm not going to validate a leak one way or the other out of an internal staff meeting", Ms. Sanders said.

On Friday, McCain's daughter Meghan, a co-host on ABC's "The View", shared her disdain by suggesting that the aide should've been fired for her insensitive remarks.

The White House did not dispute the remark attributed to Sadler but said in a statement, "We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time". It's not like - you might say something really nasty about me off the air, and it really doesn't have that much impact.

"John McCain deserves much more respect than he's receiving".

During the phone call, McCain told Sadler she needed to apologize publicly, and the White House aide said she would, according to the source.

The elder McCain, R-Ariz., 81, remains in Arizona where he is receiving treatment for an aggressive and typically fatal type of brain cancer. He left Washington in December and few expect him to return. "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.

The original comment was made at a closed-door meeting attended by two dozen staffers on Thursday morning, one day after McCain released a statement calling on the Senate to oppose the nomination of Haspel.

Haspel faced grilling Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role overseeing some CIA operations after the September 11 attacks.

She was on the assembly standing on the different facet of the room and didn't apologize for the remark, based on folks within the room. This was a private meeting inside the White House.

"To say he's not a hero because he was a prisoner of war is stupid", Gerson added, alluding to President Trump's knock on McCain during the presidential campaign.

"It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway", Sadler's comment went, according to reports.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lashed out at the White House communications team for "selfish" leaks to the press, Axios reported on Saturday.

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