Offbeat Graham says McCain will 'be with us for a while'

02:35  11 may  2018
02:35  11 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Graham: W.H. aide's comments about McCain a "disgusting thing to say"

  Graham: W.H. aide's comments about McCain a The South Carolina Republican is dissatisfied with the White House's responseResponding on Saturday to controversial comments made this week by White House communications aide Kelly Sadler, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, called Sadler's remarks a "disgusting thing to say" and said he was dissatisfied with the administration's response to the controversy.

Graham said the initial travel ban was offensive to the 3,500 Muslims who serve in the US military. McCain ran in 2000 and was the GOP nominee in 2008, while Graham was a member of the crowded Republican primary field in 2016 from which Trump emerged.

However, in a joint statement released Sunday, McCain and Graham said that while they still have concerns about Tillerson, they believe he The views that Mr. Tillerson has expressed, both privately and publicly during the confirmation process, give us confidence that he will be a champion for a

Sen John McCain, R-Ariz., left, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, walks with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, as they arrive for votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Sen John McCain, R-Ariz., left, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, walks with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, as they arrive for votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain is eating, in good humor and keeping tabs on world affairs from Arizona as he regains strength after recent complications in his battle with brain cancer.

That's according to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who spent several days this week with his longtime friend.

McCain's going to "be with us for a while to come," Graham told The Associated Press Thursday.

The 81-year-old senator was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. He left Washington in December and underwent surgery last month for an infection.

Graham says they watched the film "The Man who Shot Liberty Valance" — with McCain narrating along — and talked about the future.

Graham says McCain is on the mend, stabilizing and "always looking for the next battle."

White House official calls Meghan McCain to apologize for remark about father .
A White House official called Meghan McCain on Thursday to apologize after she mocked Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) cancer diagnosis during a meeting earlier in the day, a source told The Hill. The Hill first reported Thursday that special assistant Kelly Sadler brushed off the senator's opposition to President Trump's nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying, "It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway."Sadler later called the senator's daughter Meghan McCain to apologize, according to a source.

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