Mulvaney Defends White House Aide’s ‘Dying’ McCain Remark

CFPB “Acting Director” Attempted to Minimize Kelly Sadler’s Remark on Ailing Sen. McCain as Simply A ‘Joke’ During an Appearance on Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, Fox News host Neil Cavuto asked Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) “Acting Director” Mick Mulvaney for his thoughts on White House Director of Surrogate and Coalitions Outreach Kelly Sadler’s callous, “he’s dying anyway,” response to Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) opposition to President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA. Instead of honoring McCain’s years of public service, Mulvaney chose to defend Sadler, saying it was a “private meeting that…doesn’t have much impact.”  Later in the exchange, Mulvaney described it as simply “a joke that fell flat.”

“It is little surprise President Trump has put so much trust in Mick Mulvaney as his administration’s number one enforcer. He can always be counted on to defend the indefensible. Instead of having the back of Sen. McCain and his family during this trying time, Mulvaney chose to have Sadler’s back. Through his actions, Mulvaney has already showed he can’t be trusted to stand up for consumers, now we know he can’t be trusted to stand up for servicemembers and their families,” said Karl Frisch, executive director of Allied Progress.

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