White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly scolded her staff on Friday after one White House official's derisive comment about Sen.
Sen. John McCain visited KJZZ Phoenix studios on August 5, 2016. While defending Gina Haspel, President Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, McInerney said enhanced interrogation techniques do work to induce prisoners to offer valuable information.
The people, who were not authorized to discuss internal deliberations and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity, described feeling shocked and stunned by the remark. She noted that it garnered attention following the president's welcoming home of three Americans detained in North Korea and an upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
Swan also reports that at least one person openly defended Sadler during Friday's meeting: White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp, who said, "You can put this on the record..."
John McCain, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer. He left Washington in December and few expect him to return.
Sadler is a special assistant to the president. She did not respond to a request for comment Thursday evening. The Arizona senator spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, where he was famously tortured after refusing an opportunity to be released early.
A FOX Business spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that McInerney will no longer be invited to appear as a guest on either FOX Business Network or FOX News Channel.
Syrian air defenses down two Israeli missiles close to Damascus
Amid rising tensions between Israel and Iran , a return to assassinations and overseas attacks can not be ruled out. The official went on to assert that there was "no Iranian military presence, no military bases in Syria".
And McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, weighed in on "The View".
Haspel has come under fire for her past role in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on radical Islamic terrorists after the 9/11 attacks. "I like people that weren't captured". "If you look at what he's doing every single day, he's showing up to work, he's working hard to make this country better", said Sanders.
As for the president, he and McCain have had a troubled relationship.
Last July, McCain became the deciding vote against the GOP health care repeal with a dramatic thumbs-down.
"It was a mistake, and for that I apologise to all recipients and most especially to the McCain family", said Joe Davis, VFW director of communications. "That is something we try to do in both word and action".
The crowd booed, and Trump added, "I won't use his name".