Sen. John McCain said “extremists” were behind his censure by the Arizona Republican Party but that it just fires him up to seek reelection.

McCain ‘s accusers say he is too tight with liberal Democrats and their positions, Breitbart News reported.  McCain said it’s all about his support for Obamacare.

“It’s regrettable, but I think it’s a case where a lot of extremists have taken over the Republican Party and one of their complaints about me was that I support Obamacare. That’s unethical to say that,” McCain told the site.

McCain said the state GOP reprimand “fires me up” as he weighs whether to run for re-election in 2016 when he would be 80 years old.

“We’ve got polling data that shows overwhelming support. I’ve won every election in Arizona by very large margins, quite often with the opposition of [the right flank] of the party,” Politico reported.