McCain, Graham tear up talking about their friendship during CNN town hall

Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Our military shouldn't be held hostage to 'water politics' Meghan McCain blames 'toxic' hostility for 'The View' exit MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' MORE (R-S.C.) choked up during a CNN town hall on Wednesday when host Dana Bash asked about their well-known friendship.

The two senators are known as a duo throughout Washington for both their focus on foreign policy issues and their close relationship.

“He is loyal to his friends. He loves his country. And if he has to stand up to his party for his country, so be it. He would die for his country. I love him to death,” Graham said, wiping away a tear.

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Graham also praised McCain for supported him during his short-lived campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in a crowded field of 17 candidates.

McCain also commended Graham, noting that he came from humble beginnings and raised his sister after the death of their parents. 

“He’s entertaining. He’s dedicated,” McCain said of Graham, adding that the two have common interests and values.