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In an interview in The Huffington Post, McCain was asked whether Amash, and Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework MORE (Ky.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE (Texas), are a "positive force" within the Republican party. McCain has reportedly "tangled" with the three lawmakers in the past.

"They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else," McCain said in the interview. "But I also think that when, you know, it's always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone."

Amash shot back on Twitter with a reference to McCain and eleven other Republican senators sitting down for a closed door meeting with President Obama on Wednesday.


Earlier in the week McCain and Paul exchanged barbs in response to Paul filibustering John Brennan's nomination for CIA director. McCain called Paul's filibuster "ridiculous." Paul responded that McCain and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement MORE (R-S.C.), who also criticized Paul's filibuster "think the whole world is a battlefield." Recently, McCain also criticized Cruz's questioning of now-Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelThe Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report Billionaires stopping climate change action have a hold on Trump, GOP MORE during Hagel's confirmation hearings.