Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., defended Joe Lieberman against Democrats expressing concern about him being one of President Trump's top choices to be FBI director.
McCain was asked by Lisa Desjardins, a correspondent for "News Hour" on PBS," about his Democratic colleagues' concerns about Lieberman's lack of law enforcement experience.
"Joe Lieberman has more experience than all of my [Democratic] colleagues combined. So screw them. And [you] can quote me," McCain said, according to Desjardins.
Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut who was Al Gore's running mate in 2000, is a top candidate for the position, Trump confirmed Thursday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a close friend of McCain's, echoed his colleague from Arizona, telling reporters that Lieberman would be a "good choice" for FBI director.
Both senator participated in a full-Senate meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who the Trump administration has said made the case that James Comey should be fired as FBI director. Comey was fired by Trump last week amid conflicting accounts about how the decision was reached.