Hillary Clinton: Institutions Now Being Severely Challenged, Including John McCain's "Beloved Senate"


Hillary Clinton speaks to 'Meet the Press' host Chuck Todd by phone about the death of Sen. John McCain, who she "spent a lot of time with overseas" and also shares in common losing to Barack Obama in 2008.

"I did travel with him," Clinton said. "He couldn't comb his own hair, because of the war injuries that he had sustained. He couldn't lift his arms above the shoulder level. We used to laugh, because sometimes when we would do TV together... he would ask, 'Is my hair sticking up?' I have so many wonderful personal memories, as well as public ones," she said.

"He understood in the marrow of his bones what it meant to be an American," Clinton said. "And how important it was for us to... at the and of the day, come together! To trust each other, to get things done."

"He understood that we've been through perilous times before, at home and abroad. But our institutions are being severely tested right now. including his beloved Senate. He was trying, in every way he knew how, to sound the alarm," she said.

Clinton laughed and said, "I don't know, I hope that will happen" when Chuck Todd suggested doing vodka shots with Lindsey Graham to honor McCain.

She also sat down with CNN's Dana Bash to share her favorite memories of Sen. John McCain.

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