Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Friday expressed shock that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment on White House aide Kelly Sadler.
“She would not comment on a White House staffer, saying that John McCain does not matter because he was dying anyway. Again, wait — that was said by a White House staffer. She won’t comment on it,” the Fox News host said.
“A White House staffer said that,” he repeated.
“She does still have a job, Sarah Sanders did confirm that,” Smith added.
Sadler had allegedly mocked Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) battle with brain cancer. She was reportedly upset with McCain’s opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director.
Fox News reporter John Roberts told Smith there was little evidence to suggest that the White House would fire Sadler.
“I talked with a couple people over the course of the day and there doesn’t seem to be any move to push her out, Shep — so I assume that she will weather this storm,” Roberts said.
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