Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked McCain if the House should vote on a clean bill without any language defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act.
"I would like to see that," McCain responded.
McCain called the Tea Party attempt to use the continuing resolution to defund Obamacare a "fool's errand."
The Arizona Republican also said that he realized that many House Republicans ran in 2010 promising constituents they would repeal heatlh reform law.
"I respect that," McCain said of House members' committment to that promise.