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12 May 2018, 07:28 | Tara Lloyd
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Meghan McCain, a conservative commentator on ABC's popular morning talk show "The View", delivered an eloquent defense of her father, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona.
"I'm not going to validate a leak out of an internal staff meeting one way or the other", she said. "It happened yesterday", Biden said in a statement to NBC News. She reportedly made her cruel remark in a White House meeting on May 10, when several staffers were discussing Senator John McCain's decision to withhold his support for Donald Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency chief, Gina Haspel.
"For the life of me, I can't understand", politics analyst Gloria Borgersaid.
'He's a "war hero" because he was captured, ' trump said then, referring to McCain's years undergoing torture as a prisoner of war.
Anchoring CNN Newsroom Friday in place of Brooke Baldwin, Keilar blasted the White House Press Secretary for dodging questions on White House aide Kelly Sadler's remark about Sen. "It was the president himself who once proudly saidof McCain's POW experience, "[he] is not a war hero.
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Sadler reportedly known as Meghan McCain on Thursday to apologize for the remark, in keeping with The Hill.
On Thursday the senator's wife Cindy hammered Sadler on Twitter, writing: 'May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren'.
"There are so many accolades I could heap on to John McCain, but I know John very well", he said.
"I am left speechless and with a sense of horror about the insensitive, crass and cruel remarks by a White House aide reflecting the administration's position on a heroic American's courageous fight", House Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee wrote. "John S. McCain III, who died (today/yesterday) after battling brain cancer", the body of the email read.
Refusing to address problems head-on so they continue to dominate the news is kind of the White House's thing.
Members of Congress rallied behind their ailing, war-hero colleague.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said shortly after the story broke that it was "unacceptable" for anyone in the Trump administration to "cruelly mock veterans" like McCain, no matter their political or policy differences. But we're all dying. "The vile and repugnant attacks we've seen from POTUS, WH staff and the far right are disgusting and show how small they are next to this honorable man".
In 2017, Trump was criticized for giving belated well-wishes to McCain after his cancer diagnosis. A Fox spokeswoman said Friday that retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney will no longer be allowed on the network. She did not respond to a request for comment Thursday evening. And neither she, her direct boss, Chief of Staff, General John Kelly nor President Donald Trump have issued any apology.
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