Sanders scolded staff for leak of White House official's 'dying' McCain comment

John McCain 81 is at home in Arizona battling brain cancer. A White House aide on Thursday mocked his illness

John McCain 81 is at home in Arizona battling brain cancer. A White House aide on Thursday mocked his illness

A White House spokesperson reportedly chastised staff for allowing an "unacceptable" comment about John McCain to be leaked to the press. Treasury hits largest April surplus on record at 4.3B MORE on Saturday also condemned the comment making its way to the press. A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. Certainly there is not a tone set here.

The senator's wife, Cindy McCain, said in a Twitter message targeted at Sadler Thursday evening: "May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren".

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". The remark came during a meeting of staffers about President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director nominee, Gina Haspel. John McCain's health by a communications staffer. Senior White House officials have told ABC that she still works in the Trump administration.

"And I think most Americans would like to see the Trump administration do better in situations like this", said Graham. And I want to say, since my dad has been diagnosed ...

About 20 people were in the room; some gasped while a few laughed, according to some who were there, but no one challenged Ms. Sadler at the time.

Payne replied, "Yes, I will and hope you accept my apology".

Haspel has come under fire for her past role in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on radical Islamic terrorists after the 9/11 attacks. We have all said things in private that we would never say publicly.

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

Sadler is a special assistant to the president.

However, according to the staffers that were present on Friday, Sanders was more infuriated by the fact that Kelly's insensitive words about the Arizona senator's opinion on Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick had been leaked to the media, rather than by the derogatory comment itself.

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.

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