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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, wait to speak during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, regarding developments with Iran and criticizing the Iran deal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

John McCain said he 'might write-in Lindsey Graham' for president



(UPDATE 1:50 p.m.)

Like many voters, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) considers both presidential candidates unacceptable options for president.

Monday during a debate against Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, who  vying for his senate seat, McCain said, "I think I might write-in Lindsey Graham." 

"He's an old, good friend of mine and a lot of people like him," McCain added. "The fact is I can't, seriously, I cannot vote for either one."

McCain withdrew his support of Trump over the weekend after a recording of the Republican presidential nominee making vulgar comments about women was leaked. 

Donald Trump tweeted this on Tuesday, continuing the battle between him and GOP leadership.

In the wake of Trump's comments bragging about groping women released on Friday, many top Republican leaders have either rescinded their endorsements or reduced their commitments to his campaign. 

Paul Ryan held a conference call in which he said he would not defend Trump, but didn't officially un-endorse Trump.

That only incensed Trump, even after Republican National Committee chairman Reince Preibus said he would stand behind the GOP nominee for president.

Trump has not held back in his criticism of Ryan.

He accused Ryan "and others" of giving "zero support."

Apparently Sen. John McCain was included in those "others."

"I will teach them!"

Trump even gave a backhanded compliment to the Democratic Party.

John McCain said he 'might write-in Lindsey Graham' for president

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John McCain said he 'might write-in Lindsey Graham' for president

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