‘It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway’: WH aide on John McCain – ABC News
A White House aide has sparked backlash after dismissing Sen. John McCain’s opposition to CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel by saying, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
McCain, 81, is in Arizona battling brain cancer. McCain’s office declined to comment Thursday on the aide’s remarks.
Sources confirmed to ABC News the comment was made by communications aide Kelly Sadler and the White House did not deny the story, first reported in The Hill. Sadler did not respond to a request for comment when contacted by ABC News or The Hill.
The White House said in a statement, “We respect Sen. McCain’s service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time.”