A White House official has mocked Senator John McCain’s health his opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, according to a new report.
The Hill reported on Thursday that White House special assistant Kelly Sadler mocked McCain in a closed-door meeting on the same day.
McCain, a veteran of the Vietnam War and Republican senator of Arizona who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, has urged his fellow Republicans to oppose Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel.
“It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler said in the Thursday meeting, referring to McCain and his opposition to Haspel, according to The Hill.
Sadler is responsible at the White House for preparing press releases on illegal immigration and sending them out to reporters. About two dozen communications staffers were present in the meeting where she spoke about McCain.
The Hill said the comment caused “discomfort” in the room. It…