White House aide Kelly Sadler was reported out of a job with the Trump administration on Tuesday after commenting that ailing Senator John McCain is "dying anyway"-but that apparently may not be the last of her in government".
"Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President", White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement Tuesday evening.
Mr McCain, 81, had indicated he opposed the nomination of now CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel over her role in enhanced interrogation techniques under president George W Bush.
McCain's daughter Meghan said Sadler called to apologize and that she promised to make a public apology, though that never happened.
The White House did not say whether Sadler had been fired or left the job voluntarily.
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The White House was roiled by bipartisan fury over the remark attributed to Kelly Sadler in May.
A West Wing aide who dismissed the concerns of cancer-stricken Sen. McCain is battling brain cancer.
The Trump administration declined to publicly apologize and Trump demanded a crackdown on whoever leaked the story to the media. McCain's wife, Cindy, also tweeted to Sadler, "May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren".
"She is no longer working at the White House", he said.