McCain on Clinton's memoir: 'What’s the f---ing point?'

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.) in a new interview criticized former Democratic presidential nominee 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 for writing her memoir so soon after the 2016 election. 

“What’s the f---ing point? Keep the fight up?” McCain asked in an interview with Esquire.

“History will judge that campaign, and it’s always a period of time before they do. You’ve got to move on. This is Hillary’s problem right now: She doesn’t have anything to do.”

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Clinton published her memoir, “What Happened,” in September, less than a year after her surprise loss to President Trump. 

The former secretary of State has since taken to the speaking circuit to promote the book and reflect on the 2016 presidential race.

McCain, who lost the 2008 presidential election to then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaClinton suggests Russia grooming Gabbard to run as third-party 2020 candidate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington mourns loss of Elijah Cummings Obama: Cummings showed us 'the importance of checks and balances' MORE (D-Ill.), also told Esquire that the most difficult thing to do after losing an election “is to just shut up.”

“One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: ‘I did the right thing! I did!’” McCain said.

“The hardest thing to do is to just shut up.”