Aide dismissive of McCain departs White House
WASHINGTON (AP) - A West Wing aide who was dismissive of gravely ill Sen. John McCain during a closed-door meeting last month has left the White House.
White House spokesman Raj Shah says, "Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President."
Sadler told colleagues last month they should disregard McCain's opinion on President Donald Trump's CIA nominee because "he's dying anyway," a remark that led to a torrent of criticism.
The Trump administration declined to publicly apologize and Trump demanded a crackdown on whoever leaked the story to the media.
The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Sadler apologized to the McCain family privately, but McCain's daughter asked for a public apology.
Sadler's departure was first reported by CNN.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Edwards rallies union support: 'Elections have consequences'
A classroom of 5th graders made a mother's Thanksgiving with a simple...
Lee High School will get football program next year
Locals pack the streets for White Light Night
Saying goodbye: Beauregard Gallery and Bistro closing its doors