(NBC) Furor built Friday among lawmakers in both parties and family members following reports that one of President Donald Trump’s aides, Kelly Sadler, had mockingly referred to Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis during a White House meeting.
Sadler, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and International Relations from Hamilton University, and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago, was a reporter and editor for the Washington Times before going to work at the White House in May 2017. She holds the title of Special Assistant to the President, focusing on illegal immigration.
The White House hasn’t denied her comment and multiple spokespeople have not responded to questions from NBC News about Sadler’s future in the administration.
Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., asked to share his thoughts about McCain on Friday by CNN host S.E. Cupp — who referenced what she called “unnecessary” comments about the senator from “surprising corners” — praised McCain.
Democratic lawmakers sounded a similar note.