Following the recent Yemen raid that resulted in the death of Navy SEAL William Ryan Owens, Sen. John McCain released a statement in response to many calling the raid a success.

"While many of the objectives of the recent raid in Yemen were met, I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success," said McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman.

On Thursday, Taya Kyle, the widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, joined "Fox & Friends" to discuss McCain's comments. She called for McCain to apologize to Owens' family.


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"He (McCain) certainly could apologize to the family for saying it was a failure because that insinuates that his life was given for nothing and it wasn't," said Kyle, a Fox News contributor. "They got 14 high-value targets. That's a big deal. These guys went in and risked their lives, and they were very successful.

"Did everything go well? No, everything didn't go according to plan, but it's war."

During Wednesday's White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also demanded an apology from McCain to Owens' family.

"It's absolutely a success, and I think anyone who would suggest it's not a success does disservice to the life of Chief Ryan Owens," Spicer said.

Kyle continued that McCain's comments are "simply not true."

"It's semantics," she said. "Sometimes it's politically motivated when you say something is a failure or a success. I don't think you can categorically say that. You have to be a little more detailed."

President Donald Trump tweeted his own response to McCain's comments Thursday.

Watch the full interview above, and share your thoughts with us on McCain and Kyle's remarks in the comments section.


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