After John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump plan to claw back billion in spending in peril McCain calls on Trump to rescind family separation policy: It's 'an affront to the decency of the American people' Senate passes 6B defense bill MORE sparked more VP talk focused on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with a comment calling Rice's record "very, very meritorious". Rice again denied today that she is looking for a spot on a potential McCain-Rice ticket.

"Senator McCain is an extraordinary American, a really outstanding leader and obviously a great patriot. That said, I am going back to Stanford, back to California, west of the Mississippi. I very much look forward to watching this campaign and voting as a voter," Rice said at a State Department news conference.