(CBS) — It all started years ago, during the push for then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, when Lindsey Graham, then a House member, was presenting the case to senators, including Arizona’s Sen. John McCain.
“Congressman Graham, on the most solemn occasion, said, ‘You know, where I come from, any man calling a woman at 2 a.m. is up to no good,'” McCain said in March of 2017, explaining the history of their friendship on CNN. “I knew right then that Lindsey Graham was a guy I wanted to spend time with.”READ MORE: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
It was a friendship that would remain strong to the very end.READ MORE: .CPD's 'Carve With A Cop' Brings Children, Officers Together
“America and Freedom have lost one of her greatest champions,” Graham tweeted Saturday night. “….And I’ve lost one of my dearest friends and mentor.”MORE NEWS: Belmont Cragin Carjacking Leads To Fiery Crash, Multiple Other Parked Cars Struck
“I will need some time to absorb this, but I want Cindy —and the entire McCain family — to know they are in my prayers.”