Meghan McCain breaks silence on Trump staffer's comments about John McCain

Saul Bowman
May 14, 2018

"I'm not going to comment on an internal staff meeting", Sanders said during her press briefing on Friday.

The White House issued a statement Thursday: "We respect Sen".

John McCain, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer.

During the meeting, White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp defended Sadler, saying the private comments shouldn't have been leaked to the media, the person said.

A source told the news outlet that she was emphasizing that staff members should defend their colleagues whose comments get leaked to the press. He left Washington in December and few expect him to return.

Vice President Joe Biden and Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., shake-hands and hug after their conversation at the McCain Institute for International Leadership‘s 2013 Sedona Forum on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ. "That's why they call him 'Songbird John, '" McInerney said Thursday.

And McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, weighed in on "The View". "John McCain fought for us in Vietnam, was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, came home and dedicated his life to public service".

"The thing that surprises me most is, I don't understand what kind of environment you're in where that's acceptable and you can come into work the next day and still have a job".


"My father's legacy is going to be talked about for hundreds and hundreds of years", she added.

Senator Warren, who took to Twitter to express her views, said that Haspel's involvement in the U.S.'s discredited torture program makes her unfit to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

Biden's son, Beau Biden, was also diagnosed with and died from the same type of brain cancer McCain is diagnosed. She told senators that she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique.

McCain has always denied giving up harmful information when he was a prisoner of war and when critics distributed a flyer during the 2008 SC presidential primary claiming he did, it was debunked by the fact-finding website PolitiFact.

Last July, McCain became the deciding vote against the GOP health care repeal with a dramatic thumbs-down. "That is something we try to do in both word and action".

Spokeswoman Sanders, however, disputed the idea that the president had set a tone at the top that encouraged derogatory comments like Sadler's.

Her role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is "disturbing", he says.

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