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White House aide steps down after anger over remarks on McCain's health

Trump aide who joked about ‘dying’ John McCain leaves White House under mysterious circumstances

White House aide jokes about senator dying.

McCain, 81, had indicated he opposed the nomination of now CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel over her role in enhanced interrogation techniques under president George W. Bush.

"Yes, there are other administration jobs open to her and to others who would like to interview for those jobs", Conway responded when asked whether Sadler would be considered for other positions.

During an internal meeting last month, White House aide Kelly Sadler dismissed Mr McCain's objection to Mr Trump's pick for Central Intelligence Agency director by saying it "doesn't matter, he's dying anyway".

"Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President", Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary, said in a statement.

Former White House press aide Kelly Sadler quit after making what some perceived to be insulting comments towards Sen. It was not clear whether Sadler was sacked or forced to resign.

Prior to joining the administration, Sadler was a reporter with the conservative Washington Times and a contributor to Fox News.

Some of McCain's colleagues, including Sen.

Sadler apologized privately to the McCain family privately.

"She is no longer working at the White House", he said. The White House never disputed the comments. He said the Senator was only considered a war hero because he was captured, adding, "I like people that weren't captured". And it's not clear what other steps are planned to curtail the leaks. Sadler reportedly said that McCain's stance "doesn't matter" since he's "dying anyway". Schlapp, who was in the room when Sadler made her comment, denied being the source of the leak. "Anybody who betrays that, I think is a total and complete coward and they should be fired", Sanders said.