Hillary Clinton's favorite Republican?
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState cites 38 people for violations in Clinton email review Trump campaign to hold rallies in Mississippi, Kentucky Biden struggles to reverse fall MORE on Tuesday said her favorite Republican in Congress is Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCummings to lie in state at the Capitol Elizabeth Warren should concern Donald Trump 'bigly' Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show MORE (R-Ariz.). 

Clinton was asked in a live interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to identify one GOP lawmaker.

“Despite my problems with him, John McCain. He and I have traveled a lot, we argue a lot, and he goes off on something that I disagree with, you know I admire him, and I spend a lot of time with him.” 

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The question was part of a lightning round in which Clinton was also asked to identify a person who’s alive whom she admires the most. 

“Living is hard because it used to be Nelson Mandela, but probably also Desmond Tutu.”

Clinton was asked if there is any particular politician who she’d like to babysit her future grandchild. Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, is due to have her first baby this fall.

“There a lot of them! I’m very close to a lot of women in the Senate. I’m putting out the offer right now, all they need to do is call. They have my number; I’d be thrilled to have them!” 

Clinton, considered the Democratic presidential front-runner in 2016 if she decides to run, is kicking off her national book tour to promote her new memoir Hard Choices.