White House Refusing To Apologize For "Joke" About John McCain

John Mc Cain and his wife Cindy on stage while campaigning for the 2008 presidential election

John Mc Cain and his wife Cindy on stage while campaigning for the 2008 presidential election

But it's hard to imagine how these clowns can go any lower after White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to offer an apology or regret over a widely reported remark by an aide that dismissed Senator John McCain's opposition to the nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director by saying, "He's dying anyway".

Sanders is refusing to otherwise weigh in on the comments or condemn them.

"May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren", his wife, Cindy McCain, wrote to Ms. Sadler on Twitter.

The White House said Thursday night in a statement: "we respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time".

"Don't feel bad for me or my family".

CNN quoted a White House official as saying Sadler, speaking Thursday at a staff meeting, meant the comment as a joke but that it flopped. "I like people who weren't captured". The Republican senator is now at home in Arizona as he battles brain cancer after receiving a diagnosis a year ago.

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As he relayed to the assembled press, "From the moment [his hiring] was announced, I said to myself, 'Ron, don't f**k this up'". His entry in the iconic saga has been deemed to be one of, if not the most polarizing film in the franchise's history.

Separately Thursday, retired Air Force Gen. Thomas McInerney said during an appearance on Fox Business Network that torture "worked on John" during McCain's five and a half years in captivity during the Vietnam War. McCain, 81, also said he wished he had chosen CT U.S. Sen.

PolitiFact, in a report from 2008, said there was "scant evidence to back up the claim and it is strongly contradicted by many other accounts ..."

Further, he said the two watched McCain's favorite movie, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", a classic western movie about a senator whose legacy surpasses his real life, and made their own "R-rated commentary" about it.

Haspel faced grilling Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role overseeing some CIA operations after the September 11 attacks. This was a private meeting inside the White House.

As for the president, he and McCain have had a troubled relationship.

That was a reference to comments Mr. Trump made about McCain in 2015, saying he wasn't a war hero because "he was captured".

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In February, the apex court also disqualified Sharif as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Pakistan's economy could have been grown at 7% annually, but it was struggling to get there, Sharif said.

Last July, McCain became the deciding vote against the GOP health care repeal with a dramatic thumbs-down.

"No one is condoning the remark", a source in the room argued.

The crowd booed, and Trump added, "I won't use his name".

Treasury hits largest April surplus on record at 4.3B MORE on Saturday also condemned the comment making its way to the press.

"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".

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