Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump's dangerous Guantánamo fixation will fuel fire for terrorists Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny Ad encourages GOP senator to vote 'no' on tax bill MORE (R-Ariz.) said Friday the GOP has become a "dysfunctional" party that has spent more time infighting over ObamaCare than targeting Democrats who passed the law. 

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McCain blamed Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTexas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE (R-Texas) and Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeProminent conservative passes on Utah Senate bid Johnson says he will not support tax-reform bill Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE (R-Utah.), the leaders of the movement to tie defunding of ObamaCare to the threat of a government shutdown, for driving wedges between Republicans. Both have appeared in ads attacking fellow GOP lawmakers. 

“We are dividing the Republican Party," McCain said on CBS. In his nearly 30 years in the Senate, McCain said he has never seen the infighting among members of his party so bad. 

“Rather than attacking Democrats and maybe trying to persuade those five or six Democrats that are leaning Republican, we are now launching attacks against Republicans funded by commercials that Sen. Lee and Sen. Cruz appear in.” 

McCain called the party dysfunctional ahead of a Senate vote to advance the House passed funding bill. Democrats are expected to strip the defunding of ObamaCare out of the bill Friday before sending it back to the lower chamber. 

“So it is very dysfunctional,” McCain said. 

“I think that it argues for us to be more united and spend our time against our adversary because we all share the same principles and values, and I’d like to see us do that,” he said. 

He avoided taking personal shots at Cruz, saying he had a good relationship with him.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is blasting a number of red state Democratic senators Friday to vote against stripping the ObamaCare provision from a House-passed stopgap spending bill set to hit the Senate floor, according to CNN. 

They include Democratic Sens. Kay HaganKay HaganPolitics is purple in North Carolina Democrats can win North Carolina just like Jimmy Carter did in 1976 North Carolina will be a big battleground state in 2020 MORE (N.C.), Mark PryorMark PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (Ark.), Mark BegichMark Peter BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (Alaska) and Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuYou want to recall John McCain? Good luck, it will be impossible CNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' CNN's Van Jones: O'Keefe Russia 'nothingburger' video 'a hoax' MORE (La.). They all hail from states that President Obama lost in last year’s presidential election. Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenQuestions loom over Franken ethics probe State Dept. spokeswoman acknowledges 'morale issue' Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  MORE (D-N.H.) is also listed. 

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE (R-Fla.), another leader in the fight, took to Fox News Thursday night to call out those vulnerable Democrats up for reelection. But he admitted that it is unlikely they would break with their own party. 

“It is realistic that it could be defunded if four Democrats, or five, change their mind,” Rubio said. “The problem is that they're so locked into it. You have Democrats, by the way, that are from states where [2012 Republican presidential candidate] Mitt Romney [won]. So I can tell you, ObamaCare is not popular in those states.”

Senate Democrats are poised to strip the ObamaCare language Friday and send the funding measure back to the House. The Senate version would fund the government through Nov. 15. 

It's unclear what would happen next. The government will shut down on Oct. 1 without a deal.