During questioning at a White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Raj Shah said that John McCain's family has in fact received an apology from White House Staffer Kelly Sadler.
Shah says that Sadler contacted the family directly, and apologized for the comment she had made about Senator John McCain's health.
As reported by cbsnews.com
On the topic of Kelly Sadler, the aide who made a joke about the ill health of Arizona Sen. John McCain, Shah told reporters that Sadler had apologized to the McCain family. Asked why she hadn't made a public apology, Shah responded that she apologized directly to the family. "This is an internal matter," Shah said. She is still an employee and came to work today, Shah said.
John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, had requested Sadler make a public apology, which she has not done as of yet. McCain also said that she didn't expect Sadler to actually follow the request.
Meghan McCain has said that White House staffer Kelly Sadler told her she would apologize publicly for the callous remarks she made about the 81-year-old Republican senator, who has been battling brain cancer.
"When I had a conversation with Kelly, I asked her to publicly apologize and she said she would," Meghan McCain, a co-host on ABC's "The View," said Sunday. "I have not spoken to her since and I assume that it will never come."
During a closed-door White House meeting last week Sadler said that Sen. McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA director "doesn't matter, he's dying anyway." The comment was leaked to the media.
Meghan McCain said Sadler apologized to her and her family in a private phone conversation.
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