The White House later commended McCain's service to his country, but refused to address the aide's comment when pressed Friday.
Asked directly why not simply apologize to McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, and his family, she said: "I'm not going to get into a back and forth because people want to create issues of leaked staff meetings". "McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time".
In the meeting with communications staffers, Sanders called the comment by special assistant Kelly Sadler "unacceptable", according to ABC News, but sources told the network she was more upset over the leak of the remark.
But let's look at this in context, that was said in a private meeting, inside the White House.
Trump's sneering put-down of McCain notwithstanding, the Arizona senator is hardly the only target of Trump's disrespect, so Sanders' words are laughable. "That's why they call him 'Songbird John, '" McInerney said Thursday. We have a respect for all Americans. McCain opposes Haspel because of her history overseeing the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, and when McInerney spoke to Charles Payne about this, he bashed the Arizona senator.
McCain has always denied giving up harmful information when he was a prisoner of war and when critics distributed a flyer during the 2008 SC presidential primary claiming he did, it was debunked by the fact-finding website PolitiFact.
"Certainly there is not a tone set here", Sanders said.
Now that McCain, 81, is dying of brain cancer and is planning his funeral, criticizing him is considered tasteless.
The confirmation vote for Haspel could be close. "I stand with Kelly Sadler", she said, according to Axios.
McCain went on to say that her family is "really strong" and they have been surrounded by love, prayer and positive energy during her father's recovery.
A report by CNN showed Haspel, an agent with the Central Intelligence Agency and a nominee for the Trump Administration, has a history of waterboarding and torture during her tenure in the Bush Administration. McCain's long-distance rejection of Central Intelligence Agency director nomineeGina Haspel's history with torture goaded former vice-president Dick Cheney into a fresh debate over waterboarding and other now-banned interrogation techniques.
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RBS agrees $4.9bn to settle U.S. subprime case
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Section 144 imposed in Aurangabad because of communal clashes
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Matt Harvey era with Mets comes to an end
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Playoff Tune-In Tidbits: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
"LeBron is on just a ridiculous run of play and we know it will be quite a challenge", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Here's the latest game preview including matchup odds, start time , TV channel, and how to watch the Sixers vs.