In this video, the Republican senator and the news anchor talk about Rand Paul’s filibuster which according to McCain is ‘ridiculous’. Smith argues with him whether or not there was a rift opening up in the GOP.
But things get a bit uneasy towards the end of the clip when the news anchor brings up McCain’s infamous comment ‘bomb bomb Iran’ from the 2008 presidential campaign.
Smith said, “There is a long-held Republican and conservative view on war, to avoid it at all costs. That sort of a voice has had a difficult time -- the Rand Paul wing, if you will, has had a difficult time having its voice heard. You and others have been interventionists: Let's intervene in Syria, intervene in Libya, let's bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.”
McCain replied, “To say that we are interventionists is mislabeling and absolutely false.”
Watch the video above for the full conversation.