Sanders: 'Crude and Stupid' Is One Thing. This Is Just 'Beyond'

Staffer's joke about John McCain gets airtime on Sunday
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2018 11:50 AM CDT
US Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to a crowd in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(Newser) – Bernie Sanders didn't mince words Sunday when discussing the White House reaction to a staffer who made fun of John McCain's brain cancer, reports CNN. "It is one thing in the White House for somebody to say something crude and stupid and disrespectful about an American hero," he said on CNN's State of the Union. "It is another thing for them not to apologize. It is beyond my comprehension. And I just don't know what goes on in that White House mentality for there not being an apology for that terrible remark." More around the Sunday dial:

  • The polite way of putting it: "If it was a joke, it was a terrible joke," said Sen. Lindsey Graham on Face the Nation, per Politico. "I just wish somebody from the White House would tell the country that was inappropriate, that's not who we are in the Trump administration."

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