BREAKING NEWS Death investigation underway in Huntsville. Full Story

Aide dismissive of McCain departs White House

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.

Posted: Jun 6, 2018 6:32 AM

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.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Article Comments

Huntsville
Broken Clouds
93° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 95°
Florence
Clear
92° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 98°
Fayetteville
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 92°
Decatur
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 96°
Scottsboro
97° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 99°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Community Events