John McCain And Lindsey Graham Made Each Other Tear Up While Talking About Their Friendship

Not all is bad in Washington!

Relationships on Capitol Hill are often perceived to have a tumultuous dynamic, and while that may be true for the high-stakes world of politics in general, some lawmakers do, in fact, forge deep friendships over the wheeling and dealing. 

Take Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham, for example. The two longtime politicians appeared at a CNN town hall with Dana Bash last week to talk about President Trump, immigration, and foreign policy, among other issues. McCain and Graham have been close colleagues and friends for some 20 years on the Hill, often partnering up to push legislation through the Senate.

But it was at the end of the 90-minute session, when both senators took turns describing their friendship, that made headlines. 


McCain pointed to the values they shared and made special mention of Graham raising his sister after their parents died — he described it as "quite a great American success story." 

Graham, on the other hand, praised McCain's friendship and integrity. "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," Graham said. "He would die for his country. I love him to death."

It was a moving exchange that stood in stark contrast to the seemingly constant bickering up on the Hill, and proved that lasting friendship can form in even the most raucous of American institutions.


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