McCain specifically mentioned House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio.).

“Paul Ryan came out just a few days ago with strong support. The Speaker … he has not criticized the bill, let’s put it that way,” McCain said Thursday in a radio interview with Univision. “And so I see a lot of Republicans that realize this present situation is de facto amnesty and that we need to fix it.” …

“Now, one of the things that I think is going to be important is to have over 70 votes or more in the United States Senate,” McCain said. “I think that’s achievable. I really do. I think it’s very achievable and so that would put momentum behind the bill.”