03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Sides With Tea Parties: 'I'm Madder Than I've Ever Been'

On Don Imus' radio show Friday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) got angry just thinking about the stimulus bill and said he felt the Tea Party sentiment.

"Did you support that bill?" Imus asked.

"Hell no," McCain responded.

"I don't think you have to swear at me Senator when I'm just asking a..."

"I'm not swearing at you," McCain cut in. "I'm swearing I've had to have been smoking something pretty strong to vote for that outrageous use of taxpayers' dollars."

"There's not a lot of happy people out there, so you see tea parties, and you see people who are madder than they've ever been in their life," he said. "And frankly, I'm madder than I've ever been."

McCain faces a serious primary challenge from a Tea Party supporter.

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