Last month, during a meeting to discuss the nominee for CIA director, White House press aide Kelly Sadler, upon being reminded about Senator John McCain’s vote (R-AZ), attempted to joke, saying:
‘Doesn’t matter. He’s dying anyway.’
Now, it has been reported that Sadler is no longer at the White House.
BREAKING: Kelly Sadler, the White House communications aide who joked about Sen. John McCain's brain cancer last month, no longer works in the administration, three sources tell CNN https://t.co/4T5FtMnQAR pic.twitter.com/S2HEkoXhYr
— CNN (@CNN) June 5, 2018
According to CNN:
‘Kelly Sadler, the White House communications aide who made a imprudent comment about Republican Sen. John McCain’s health, was quietly let go Tuesday nearly a month after making the insensitive remark, three people familiar with the matter said.’
A senior administration official said they had been formulating an exit strategy for the past two weeks. They considered moving Sadler to another agency or department outside the White House. It is unknown for sure whether she is going elsewhere or leaving the administration entirely.
After Sadler made her remark about McCain back in May, the White House refused to condemn her remark and she did not apologize publicly. She remained on the staff or another month. CNN reported:
‘Privately, Sadler did apologize to McCain’s daughter Meghan in a phone call. But afterward, Ms. McCain publicly questioned why Sadler still had a job at the White House.’
This has sparked an atmosphere of reporting leakers in the White House. Sadler drew herself into conflict with communications officer Mercedes Schlapp when she accused Schlapp of being responsible for some of the leaks.
Sadler’s most recent email lauded the accomplishments of the Trump administration during Trump’s first 500 days in office.
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
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