McCain tells interns it’s ‘Vice President Portman’

OVERHEARD: Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainObama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena Controversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin MORE (R) adding some fuel to the fire of constant veepstakes buzz surrounding one of his colleagues.

Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanUS to provide additional 0M in defensive aid to Ukraine Senate GOP attempts to wave Trump off second Putin summit Bipartisan bill would bring needed funds to deteriorating National Park Service infrastructure MORE (R-Ohio) was giving a group of interns a tour of the Capitol on Thursday when McCain breezed by.

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The senior senator from Arizona quipped to Portman’s young crew, “Now you can say you interned for Vice President Portman.”

Portman is said to be on Mitt Romney’s shortlist of potential running mates.

— Elise Viebeck and Jeremy Herb 
contributed to this report.