Meghan McCain says she's still waiting for the public apology from the White House aide who joked about her father’s brain cancer.
Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden falters in pledge to strengthen US alliances 20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home MORE’s (R-Ariz.) daughter told ABC News on Sunday that White House staffer Kelly Sadler has not yet followed through on her reported promise to publicly apologize.
The Hill reported Thursday that Sadler had brushed off the senator’s opposition to President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, by saying “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
John McCain, 81, is currently in Arizona battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Meghan McCain, who is a co-host on “The View,” said Sadler called her and her family on Thursday to apologize.
"When I had a conversation with Kelly, I asked her to publicly apologize and she said she would," Meghan McCain said. "I have not spoken to her since and I assume that it will never come."
Meghan McCain suggested on Friday that Sadler should be fired.
"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," Meghan McCain said. "And that's all I have to say about it."
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to address the issue during a press briefing on Friday, saying it was a staff matter.
“I'm not going to validate a leak, one way or another, out of an internal staff meeting," Sanders said during her Friday press briefing as reporters peppered her with questions.
Sanders declined to confirm or deny reports about a public apology from the White House during the briefing.
The Hill reached out to the White House on Sunday for a response to Meghan McCain’s request.
Sanders reportedly scolded her staff on Friday after Sadler’s remark was leaked to the media.
“I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too. And that’s just disgusting,” she said according to a report by Axios on Saturday.