GOP strategist Ana Navarro blasted the White House on Tuesday, saying officials are “irritated” that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is “not dying of cancer.”
“I think, frankly, what’s happening here is that the White House is irritated that John McCain is not dying of cancer — he’s living with cancer,” Navarro said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“And he is choosing to make every single day on this Earth something that’s meaningful and counts, and he is still confronting Donald Trump for his outrages.”
“I think, frankly, what’s happening here is the White House is irritated John McCain is not dying of cancer,” says @AnaNavarro. “He’s living with cancer.” https://t.co/xwhWRTmvdt pic.twitter.com/Bvp031XDLo
— New Day (@NewDay) May 15, 2018
The Hill added:
Navarro’s comments came days after The Hill first reported that a White House aide, special assistant Kelly Sadler, mocked McCain’s diagnosis of an aggressive form of brain cancer.
“It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler said during a meeting after McCain came out against Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, according to a source familiar with her remarks.
The reported comment has sparked outrage in Washington, with many lawmakers and media personalities demanding that the White House issue a public apology. Some have even suggested that Sadler be fired.
A White House spokesman said Monday that the matter has been “dealt with internally.”