Politics

White House press aide out after mocking McCain

In this March 22, 2018 photo, special assistant to President Donald Trump, Kelly Sadler attends a forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP

A White House press aide is out after mocking Sen. John McCain's health.

Deputy press secretary Raj Shah confirmed Tuesday that Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the executive office of the president.

CNN first reported Sadler's departure.

In May, Sadler dismissed the Republican senator's opposition to Gina Haspel's nomination as CIA director, saying "he's dying anyway."

At the time the White House released a statement, saying "We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time."

WATCH: WH aide dismisses McCain's view, saying 'he's dying.'

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White House aide dismissed McCain view, saying ‘he’s dying’: AP