JONES CALLS FOR PUBLIC APOLOGY TO SENATOR MCCAIN

May 11, 2018


GREENVILLE, NC – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is calling on the White House to issue a public apology to Senator John McCain for disparaging comments allegedly made by White House communications staffer, Kelly Sadler.  In response to McCain’s call for fellow senators to oppose the nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA because she oversaw the agency’s use of torture, Sadler is widely reported to have stated: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”

“These comments are outrageous and unacceptable,” said Congressman Jones.  “It’s a sad day in this country when White House officials are mocking a man who, while serving his country, was tortured as a prisoner of war.  He’s more than earned the right to speak out on these matters.  A public apology should be issued immediately.”  

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at Allison.tucker@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-3415.

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