Meghan McCain says she was promised a public apology from the White House staffer who joked about her father’s terminal illness, but “The View” co-host told ABC News on Sunday she expects “it will never come.”
When White House staffer Kelly Sadler was outed for joking that Sen. John McCain’s position on Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for CIA director, “doesn’t matter” because “he’s dying anyway,” she reportedly tried to make amends by calling Meghan McCain 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 told ABC News on Sunday. “I have not spoken to her since and I assume that it will never come.”
On Friday, Meghan McCain called for Sadler’s dismissal on “The View.”
“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,” said McCain. “And that’s all I have to say about it.”
“The other thing I want to say is that, Kelly, little news flash, and this may be a little intense for 11 o’clock in the morning on a Friday, but we’re all dying,” she said. “I’m dying, you’re dying, we’re all dying.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the issue an internal matter and refused to “validate a leak.”
“I’m not going to validate a leak, one way or another, out of an internal staff meeting,” Sanders said on Friday.