Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Comment on 'dying' John McCain draws bipartisan condemnation

Comment on 'dying' John McCain draws bipartisan condemnation

"It was a mistake, and for that I apologise to all recipients and most especially to the McCain family", said Joe Davis, VFW director of communications.

John McCain showed when "decency would hit rock bottom with this administration".

Sadler dismissed Senator McCain's objection to Trump's nominee to be Central Intelligence Agency director, Gina Haspel, by saying it "doesn't matter, he's dying anyway," a source familiar with the closed White House meeting told Reuters on Thursday.

The fallout dominated yesterday's White House press briefing and had some veterans and a U.S. Naval Academy graduate steaming.

Sen. John McCain visited KJZZ Phoenix studios on August 5, 2016. McCain has said he gave inaccurate information after being tortured.

"The White House right now is absolutely absurd", he added.

McCain's diagnosis has been at the heart of a fair amount of controversy this week.

Trump, for his part, once mocked McCain's war service, saying during the presidential campaign that "I like people that weren't captured".

Just a few years ago, McCain called Paul and fellow Sen. He's a war hero because he was captured. "The man is practically on his death bed from brain cancer".

But she's refusing to otherwise weigh in on or condemn the comments.

The subsequent day, Meghan McCain stated on The View that she was shocked Sadler was nonetheless employed by the White Home.

The White House did not deny the comments in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, simply stating "We respect Senator McCain's Service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time".

The Friday meeting came as the news cycle was dominated with coverage of communications staffer Kelly Sadler's "joke" about Sen. "Our children learn from our example". 'The lingering question is: Whose example will it be? "Look, when John McCain talks, I listen".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. spent two days with McCain, one of his best friends, this week, and would not speculate whether the Arizona senator would resign his seat soon.

The reported remark by Sadler, a former opinion writer for the conservative Washington Times, came on the same day that a retired three-star general told Fox Business Network that the torture McCain endured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam "worked".

"I wanted to let him know how much I love him and how much he matters to me and how much I admire his integrity and his courage", Biden told The New York Times after the trip.

A steady stream of visitors have stopped by the McCain family ranch in Arizona - including Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of NY, on Friday.

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