Graham defends McCain from Trump attack

Two liberal and two conservative senators debating health care were united on at least one point Monday evening: defending Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAfghanistan is our longest war ever and Congress has abandoned all responsibility Kremlin: ‘We have a long way to go’ before any breakthrough with US The GOP is Trump's party now MORE against attacks from President Trump.

In response to a tweet criticizing the Arizona Republican, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators introduced revised version of election cyber bill GOP senators push tougher sentencing for synthetic opioid Dems aim to turn ObamaCare hikes into election weapon MORE (R-S.C.) said McCain has earned the right to "do whatever the damn hell he wants to."

During Graham’s CNN debate with Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersCongress to require FEC report on foreign money in elections DCCC adds first black candidates to list of top candidates Hillary Clinton’s sorry apology is why she’s no champion for women MORE (I-Vt.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Cybersecurity: House Intel votes to release Russia report | House lawmakers demand Zuckerberg testify | Senators unveil updated election cyber bill Five takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg's media blitz Senators introduced revised version of election cyber bill MORE (D-Minn.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyGOP senators push tougher sentencing for synthetic opioid Reforming Medicaid’s drug discount program would be a real congressional achievement Here is a health care proposal that could actually work MORE (R-La.), Trump tweeted video clips of McCain promising to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Trump tweeted: "My oh my has he changed-complete turn from years of talk!"

McCain last week came out against health-care legislation from Graham and Cassidy that would repeal major parts of ObamaCare, saying he wants a bipartisan bill to go through the normal committee process. That's the same reason he gave when he helped defeat the ObamaCare repeal bill over the summer. 

"To any American who has a problem with John McCain’s vote, all I can tell you is John McCain was willing to die for this country, and he can vote any way he wants to, and it doesn't matter to me," Graham said of his close friend.

Graham’s comments were applauded by the other three senators.