White House official derides McCain over Haspel opposition: 'He's dying anyway'

Charles V Payne

On Saturday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Cavuto Live", OMB Director Mick Mulvaney responded to White House aide Kelly Sadler's comments about Senator John McCain (R-AZ) by stating the comment was "a badly considered joke, an bad joke that she said fell flat".

Sadler's apparent remark came after McCain announced his opposition to Central Intelligence Agency director nominee Gina Haspel over her role in Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques.

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

"I'm not going to validate a leak, one way or the other, out of an internal staff meeting", Sarah Sanders told reporters on Friday, as she insisted that Trump's pugnacious style does not set guidelines for White House discourse.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday said that "decency" in the White House had hit "rock bottom" following the White House aide's joke, CNN reported.

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, shares McCain's opposition to Haspel and said McCain is still able to make an impact from afar. "We have a respect for all Americans".

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. "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. She went on to clarify that Sadler still works at the White House.

The unique remark was made at a closed-door assembly attended by two dozen staffers on Thursday morning, sooner or later after McCain launched an announcement calling on the Senate to oppose the nomination of Haspel.

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"I don't perceive what sort of setting you're working in when that might be acceptable and you'll come to work the subsequent day and nonetheless have a job", McCain stated.

Members of Congress rallied behind their ailing, war-hero colleague.

A senior White Home official, too, stated that for now, Sadler was nonetheless employed with the administration. "It happened yesterday", Biden said.

"[It] worked on John [McCain]", retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney told Charles Payne of Fox Business Network on Thursday. 'I told him it should be required reading, ' he said.

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During the presidential campaign in 2015, then-candidate Trump - who received multiple academic and medical deferments to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War - said McCain was only considered a war hero "because he was captured", adding "I like people who weren't captured".

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