Less than 24 hours after McCain, R-Ariz., released an agonized statement in which he said he could not support the confirmation of Gina Haspel to direct the Central Intelligence Agency, his best friend in the Senate, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced his support for Haspel, who once oversaw a Central Intelligence Agency secret prison where a terrorism suspect was tortured.
As a GOP presidential candidate in 2015, Trump said McCain was "not a war hero" because he was captured in Vietnam, adding, "I like people who weren't captured". "That's why they call him 'Songbird John.'" He followed up and said that torture does work, according to People.
Can we stop saying the Trump administration has hit moral rock bottom every time they do something bad?
On Friday, the former vice president denounced Sadler's comments as the end of "decency" in an administration that already had that quality in extremely short supply. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sadler is still employed but declined to go any further. Some colleagues said afterward that they were unhappy she made the remark, and the White House issued a written statement Thursday expressing respect for Mr. McCain. Haspel on Wednesday promised never to restart the tortureprogram if she became the director, but she didn't want to say that it was "immoral", leading to continued criticism of her nomination. We have a respect for all Americans.
Sanders also confirmed that Sadler remained in her job.
McCain's wife, Cindy, responded with a tweet tagged to Sadler, "May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren". What's more, the White House is trying to simply brush it under the rug, which means the bulldozer is pressing forward.
"I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job", she said. "He has served all his life and he has served the country well", said Gordon Gerson, president of McCain's Naval Academy class of 1958.
The White House is not expected to acknowledge or apologize for the comment, despite pressure from both Democrats and Republicans for a public apology.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a Republican and former US Air Force pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, blasted Sadler.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. spent two days with McCain, one of his best friends, this week, and would not speculate whether the Arizona senator would resign his seat soon.
Both feature Soviet-design ski-jump bows rather than the catapult technology used for launching aircraft on US aircraft carriers. Although the type 001A has successfully left the ship yard, plenty of problems can, and most likely will, arise.
The first ten finalists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be named in Lisbon, Portugal on 8 May, BelTA informs. Meanwhile, we'll find out who will win the coveted Eurovision trophy when the final takes place on Saturday 12 May.
The incursion took place during a weekly mass protest in which thousands of Palestinians gathered along the Israel-Gaza frontier. Palestinians are seeking the right to return to homes from which they were displaced after the 1948 founding of Israel.
Castellanos was hit by a pitch in the first inning of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader , and he left soon after that. Robinson Cano was forced to leave the Mariners game Sunday against the Tigers with a fractured bone in his right hand.
Ireland's inaugural men's Test got off to a dramatic start when Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq was injured on the first ball. Rankin eventually tempted Shafiq to pull to square leg on 62, giving him, Murtagh and Stuart Thompson two wickets apiece.
Led by a strong pitching performance from Jake Odorizzi and a two-run home by Eduardo Escobar, Minnesota beat the St. Kris Bryant homered for a second consecutive day for the Cubs , hitting a two-run homer in the first inning.
The decision was made after Washington announced similar travel measures for Pakistani officials, Dawn newspaper website posted. As a result, two riders of the bike suffered injuries and one of them, 22-year-old Ateeq Baig, later died.
Vernon Jordan served in a fixer role for former President Bill Clinton. "Whatever lobbying was done didn't reach the president". Sanders claimed the payments actually show that the president isn't beholden to special interests.
Because LeBron is the best player in the world, and he can do whatever he wants on a basketball court from April through June. Jordan won all his championships in Chicago; James joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami in order to win his first two.
You can now gift PC games on the Microsoft Store
It apparently took a while to work out the kinks, but Microsoft is finally giving digital gifting the full roll out. Do keep in mind that the Gift Card is not redeemable for cash, so you'll have to spend it at Newegg .
Take the 2017/18 Premier League end of season quiz
On 26th May, the Reds will fight for glory against Real Madrid, who have got the coveted title three out of the last four times. One, maybe two (signings)."The Spaniard confirmed he wants forwards Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling to stay at the club".
Woman to be executed for killing man during rape
Shahd Hamza, 20, was among those who came to support Hussein in court, after hearing about her case in a group chat on WhatsApp. The judgment has raised concerns over the justice system in Sudan, especially when it comes to marital rape.
Nation's dream satellite Bangabandhu-I launched
EDT and Bangabandhu Satellite-1 was deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) approximately 33 minutes after launch. The satellite will provide TV, internet and other telecom services to Bangladesh and the surrounding region.
Korea to publicly dismantle nuclear test site between May 23-25
With possible peace between North and South Korea coming closer, Koreans in the Ozarks share their point of view of the situation. The objective of the visit to Pyongyang Pompeo called " complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".