Lindsay Graham Says White House Should Apologize to McCain
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 9:01AM
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the White House should apologize for an aide’s comment mocking Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) brain cancer.

Graham told host Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” that he was not satisfied with how the Trump administration has responded to the remark. 

“It's [a] pretty disgusting thing to say,” Graham said. “If it was a joke, it was a terrible joke. I just wish somebody from the White House would tell the country that was inappropriate, that's not who we are in the Trump administration.” 

During an internal meeting, White House aide Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain’s opposition to President Trump’s CIA nominee, saying, “he’s dying anyway.” The comment, first reported by The Hill, has sparked a wave of backlash from lawmakers in both parties. 

Graham told CBS News that while he will let Trump decide whether or not to apologize, he thinks “most Americans would like to see the Trump administration do better in situations like this."

“It doesn't hurt you at all to do the right thing and to be big,” he said.  “[If] somebody in my office said such a thing about somebody, I would apologize on behalf of the office.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodged questions about the comment during Friday’s press briefing, and it was later reported that she scolded staff over the leak.

Graham recently spent two days in Arizona with the 81-year-old senator, who is his closest friend in the Senate.

Article originally appeared on The Anderson Observer (http://andersonobserver.com/).
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