Meanwhile, the White House has so far dodged questions about Sadler's remark, with Sanders saying she would not comment "on an internal staff meeting".
The incident came the same day a retired Air Force general called McCain "songbird John" during an appearance on Fox Business Network for allegedly providing information to the North Vietnamese while he was a prisoner of war.
Both publicly and privately, according to the sources, Sanders has focused more on the leaking of the comment than its substance.
McCain has recounted stories of lying to his interrogators under torture, including giving them the names of the Green Bay Packers' offensive line instead of the names of his own squadron.
A White House spokesman did not dispute the report and issued a statement on behalf of the White House: "We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this hard time". Certainly there is not a tone set here.
"People have wondered when decency would hit rock bottom with this administration", Biden said in a statement.
The official, Kelly Sadler, was discussing McCain's opposition to Donald Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, Gina Haspel, when she allegedly claimed "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway". The aide said "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway". McCain said he opposes her confirmation as Central Intelligence Agency director because of what she did in the past.
Biden says that given the White House's trail of disrespect toward McCain and others, the aide is not an exception to the rule, but the "epitome of it". "Our children learn from our example". And I want to say, since my dad has been diagnosed...
Mr. McCain's friends lashed out at the White House for gross insensitivity. John McCain, saying it wasn't meant to have that much impact because it was a "joke" that was made in a "private" meeting. John McCain's opposition to Central Intelligence Agency nominee Gina Haspel saying, "It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway", at a meeting of White House communications staffers Thursday.
She was at the meeting standing at the other side of the room and did not apologize for the comment, according to people in the room.
Sadler reportedly said the view of McCain - a six-term senator, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and former prisoner of war - was immaterial because "he's dying anyway".
"I'm really disappointed that someone would undermine the President by leaking that out of a private meeting", he said, adding that he, as the director of the Office of Management and Budget, was not present at the meeting in which Sadler made the remark.
In a statement Wednesday evening, McCain said he believes Haspel is a "patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense".
But despite Conte being set for the exit door, he insists the club is in a much better position than when he took charge. Conte, however, did not want to speculate on the extent of the long-term damage finishing fifth will cause.
Some had reservations about his signing given a previous underwhelming spell in England with Chelsea , Liverpool's owner John W. Andrew Robertson fired home the fourth in the 85th minute as Liverpool rounded off a dominant display.
Instead, Fox has hired American Pie and Road Trip actor Seann William Scott in his first series-regular TV role to join the show. Crawford wrote on Instagram hours after Fox and Warners confirmed he would not be returning for the newly announced third season.
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Theresa May has today promised to "deliver the Brexit people voted for" after another week of infighting in her cabinet. But the prime minister insisted: "You can trust me to deliver", as she attempted to ease the tensions.
Vettel led for 41 laps in Baku before the rogue Red Bull boys brought out the safety auto that changed everything. Vettel, who won three straight poles, will start third, followed by Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen.
Most of the worldwide community, including the US , did not recognize Israel's 1967 annexation of east Jerusalem. The singing and chanting of the settlers' drowned the drums and trumpets of a marching band in their midst.
Paparazzi took pictures of supermodel Bella Hadid and her ex, singer The Weeknd kissing away into the night. At the time, they said that they were going to remain friends and that they still loved each other.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon will release later this month on 3DS, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Vita, and Xbox One . Inti Creates announced that Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is coming out on May 24th.
After a day's delay , Bangladesh's first satellite was today successfully launched atop the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. SpaceX aims to fly each Block 5 booster ten times with only inspections in between, and up to 100 times with refurbishment.
Machida showed respect for Belfort in his post-fight interview, and Belfort's career will end with a 26-14-1 record. Belfort, who fought the final fight on his UFC contract, isn't expected to re-sign with the promotion.
We are able to declare we will make improved, but together with the players we have, here may be how we are able to buy. On the other hand, another win for Hyderabad will hand them their seventh consecutive victory this season.
Analysts say US' stricter stance towards Pakistan might push it closer to China and Russian Federation , its adversaries. Pakistan wants Hall to stand trial in Islamabad , and demanded the USA waive his immunity, but the latter has refused.
Detroit also recalled left-hander Ryan Carpenter from Toledo to be the 26th man for the second game of the doubleheader. Three relievers finished the game for Detroit , with Shane Greene pitching the ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances.
As she was putting her carry-on luggage away, Obiama noticed the man head to the cockpit, where he spoke with the pilot. However, the airline says it has not been served with the suit and declined to comment further on pending litigation.
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With one out, Mookie Betts doubled and scored when the following batter, Andrew Benintendi, hit a ground-rule double. The left-hander went four innings, allowing three runs on four hits, but walked four and stuck out six.
She contemplated plastic surgery, even prosthetics, before being presented with the complicated but reconstructive option. In 2016 Shamika Burrage was returning to Fort Bliss, Texas, after visiting family in MS when her tire blew out.
Apple has yet to officially respond to the lawsuit and they have also to acknowledge what could be the reason behind the flaw. It's not acceptable for computers that cost $1,299 and more to have keyboards that break because of small amounts of dust.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called the United States withdrawal "impudent" and "worthless". Military tensions between Iran and Israel have already mounted, and oil prices are rising on the uncertainty.
Members of the Civil Defence, Offaly Fire Services and Garda were first to attend the scene, along with local residents. The Air Accident Investigation Unit has confirmed it is investigating the circumstances of the crash.
After the Chinese capital, Zarif will attend talks in Moscow and Brussels with representatives of the pact's other signatories. The decision came days after US President Donald Trump abandoned the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions.
Buttler (415 runs), Sanju Samson (353 runs) have been the top two batsmen for them and expectations will be high on them. In the run chase, it was Jos Buttler, who ended up being the chief anchor and the architect for the Rajasthan Royals .
We deeply value our relationships with our Guests and our priority remains doing what is right for them. Chili's officials said "upon learning of this incident, we immediately activated our response plan".