Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Mulvaney says McCain joke not a fireable offense

White House aide dismissed McCain's views because 'he's dying anyway' – report Paul Ryan calls John McCain 'a hero' who 'dedicated his life to public service'
Faye Gross | 14 May, 2018, 04:15

Asked about Sadler's comment, a White House official said, "We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation, and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time".

The news quickly sparked a media frenzy, with social media going viral [VIDEO]with criticism of Kelly Sadler, including a tweet from John McCain's wife Cindy. John McCain leaked from a closed-door meeting, according to multiple senior White House officials.

Since taking office, Mr. Trump and McCain have frequently clashed. McCain said he opposes her confirmation as Central Intelligence Agency director because of what she did in the past. "The man is practically on his death bed from brain cancer". John McCain, saying it wasn't meant to have that much impact because it was a "joke" that was made in a "private" meeting.

"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", Biden said in his statement.

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The veterans service group on Friday accidentally suggested that the Arizona senator had passed away, sending out a draft email to reporters with a subject line that read, "VFW Remembers Senator John McCain", Fox News reported. "There are words - four letter ones", Kerry wrote. She noted that it garnered attention following the president's welcoming home of three Americans detained in North Korea and an upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. "'Nobody thought I'd get to 300", the HBO host said, referencing Trump's habit of invoking his electoral college win during interviews. He was pummeled, his bones were repeatedly broken. "He's not a war hero", Trump said.

In a video message posted on Twitter, the 2016 GOP rival of Trump demanded that the White House apologize for the "outrageous and totally out-of-line" comment about "American hero" McCain.

Issuing a press release on Thursday, he said that the Senate Intelligence Hearing offered Haspel an opportunity to provide details about her experience in the agency, her involvement in the so-called enhanced interrogation program, and account for the mistakes the United States made in torturing detainees held in custody after the September 11 attacks. During an appearance on Fox News, Mulvaney called Sadler's comment a "bad joke" but said it was "inconsiderate" that it leaked.

"'As he (Sen. McCain) fights for his life, he deserves better - so much better.' What else can be said?"

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