Cindy McCain chides White House aide who mocked husband's cancer

Cindy McCain chides White House aide who mocked husband's cancer
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain to produce 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear An August ultimatum: No recess until redistricting reform is done Meghan McCain on Pelosi, McCarthy fight: 'I think they're all bad' MORE's (R-Ariz.) wife, Cindy, on Thursday chided a White House official who mocked her husband's cancer diagnosis.

Cindy McCain responded to White House special assistant Kelly Sadler, who said the senator's opposition to President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE's CIA nominee did not matter because "he’s dying anyway."

"@kellysadler45 May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren," McCain wrote.

The Hill first reported Sadler's comment, made during a internal meeting on Thursday morning for communications staffers.

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The White House did not deny Sadler made the remark, saying in a statement, "We respect Sen. McCain’s service to our nation, and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time."

Sadler did not respond to The Hill's request for comment, and the White House did not make her available for comment. A source later told The Hill that Sadler called the senator's daughter Meghan McCain to apologize.

Updated at 9:06 p.m.