Joe Biden comes to John McCain's defense

Joe Biden.
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After a White House staffer on Thursday joked about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) grim cancer prognosis, others were quick to rush to the ailing senator's defense — including the White House, McCain's daughter Meghan, and, most recently, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Communications aide Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain's disapproval of CIA director nominee Gina Haspel on the grounds that "he's dying anyway." McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer last summer.

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