Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

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

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

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. "That's why they call him 'Songbird John.' The fact is those methods can work, and they are effective", McInerney said. "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 White House is refusing to condemn a staffer who said during a closed-door meeting that Arizona Sen.

The New York Times reported last weekend that McCain's associates had informed the White House that they do not plan to give Trump a speaking role at his funeral, to be held at Washington National Cathedral, but that Vice President Mike Pence would be welcome to attend. Pompeo floats North Korea aid for denuclearization GOP lawmaker: Trump aide's joke about McCain's health was "a moral failing" MORE (R-Ariz.) became public.

"There is not a tone set here", Sanders said.

The White House has not denied the reports, but Sadler reportedly called McCain's daughter, Meghan, to apologize. "We have forgotten how to respectfully disagree". She told senators that she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique.

"I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job and that's all I have to say about it", she said on the talk show. "He's not a war hero", Trump said.

A senior White Home official, too, stated that for now, Sadler was nonetheless employed with the administration.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a Republican and former US Air Force pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, blasted Sadler. "It happened yesterday", Biden said.

Over at Fox Business, program host Charles Payne issued a personal apology to McCain and his family, saying he did not initially hear McInerney's comment as the network's control room was speaking into his earpiece.

The movie, said Graham, "tells you all you need to know about me and him".

In the summer of 2015, shortly after launching his presidential campaign, Trump mocked McCain's war service, saying of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee: "He's not a war hero". McCain - a Navy officer who was captured in Vietnam after his aircraft crashed and was tortured as a prisoner of war - urged his Senate colleagues to oppose Haspel's nomination.

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