“[Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination Senate panel moving ahead with Mueller bill despite McConnell opposition Overnight Defense: Lawmakers worry over Syria strategy | Trump's base critical of strikes | Flake undecided on Pompeo | Coast Guard plans to keep allowing transgender members | GOP chair wants to cut B from Pentagon agencies MORE (R-S.C.)], because every place I went with him campaigning north of the Mason-Dixon Line, I had to translate his remarks,” cracked McCain.

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Graham, who speaks with a distinctive Southern inflection, is a longtime friend of the 2008 GOP presidential candidate. The duo hit the campaign trail together this year for Richard Mourdock and Tommy Thompson in Indiana’s and Wisconsin’s Senate races. (Both Republicans lost.)

Graham’s office didn’t get back to us about McCain’s gibe.

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