Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday commended Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell (R-KT) for voting to end debate on the clean debt limit bill in order to overcome Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) call for a 60 vote threshold on the measure.
"I appreciate our leadership voting the way that they did, even though they face primary oppositions, especially Senator McConnell, but he exercises his rights," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." "There was enough of us that we move forward and put this issue behind us and now focus on Obamacare, on the economy, on many other issues, in which we think are winning issues."
McCain said that Cruz did not think through his filibuster.
"I understand where Senator Cruz is coming from. We have a cordial relationship, and I respect his right to do -- exercise his rights as the United States senator which he did last week, but I allege that there was no plan," McCain said. "There was no plan once we had taken the United States on the brink of this financial crisis that we were approaching."