Graham defends McCain vote against health bill

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, wait to speak during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, regarding developments with Iran and criticizing the Iran deal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is defending his friend, GOP Sen. John McCain, against criticism from President Donald Trump.

McCain, who decisively voted against a GOP health care bill in July, is opposed to the latest, last-ditch version sponsored by Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy.

Trump took to Twitter Monday night to lash out at McCain, highlighting the multiple times McCain talked about repeal and replace of Barack Obama's health care law.

Asked during a CNN debate Monday night about Trump's tweet, Graham says McCain was willing to die for his country and he can vote any way he wants. McCain was a Navy pilot whose plane was shot down over Vietnam. He spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war.

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