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Watch: Meghan McCain Slams White House for Not Firing Aide Who Mocked Her Father’s Cancer

Meghan McCain on Friday responded to a White House aide’s reported insensitive remark that her father Senator John McCain battling brain cancer is “dying anyway,” by questioning how the aide could say that and still be employed.

White House aide Kelly Sadler in a closed-door meeting with communications staff Thursday, the day after Republican John McCain opposed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director, said, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” sources familiar with the comment told The Hill.

Meghan McCain, on ABC’s The View, which she co-hosts, said, “Whatever you want to say, in this kind of environment, the thing that surprises me the most is, I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and then you could come to work the next day and still have a job."

“That’s all I have to say about it,” she said, drawing claps.

The White House did not deny that Sadler made the comment, and in a statement to The Hill said, “We respect Senator McCain’s service to our nation, and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time.”

Friday was not the first time Meghan McCain has fired back at criticism of her father in the political world.

Last week, she said Republican Senator Orrin Hatch’s comment that it was “ridiculous” that her father allegedly is not planning to invite Trump to his funeral, was “just insensitive and again, it’s not appreciated at this moment.”

“I’d like everybody to take a collective breath and chill out on my dad for a second—especially Orrin Hatch,” Meghan McCain said on The View.

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