Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are furious over the last-minute 'jam' of legislation that repeals “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

Both senators lamented the legislation being “jammed” through the lame-duck session of Congress.

“I am very disappointed such a major policy change was jammed through the lame duck Congress without the ability to offer one single amendment,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said in a statement.

On Saturday, the Senate approved repeal of the law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly. House members overwhelmingly voted in favor of repeal on Wednesday. President Barack Obama has praised passage of the bill and is expected to sign it into law next week.

McCain was fired up on the Senate floor Saturday, arguing that repeal would hurt military readiness.

“Here we are about six weeks after an election that repudiated the agenda of the other side, we are jamming – or trying to jam – major issues through the Senate of the United States because they know they can't get it done beginning next January 5,” the Arizona senator said.

Both men continued to quote Marine Corp Commandant James Amos, who said repeal of the law could lead to the loss of life.

“This is truly not the way to make such a major change to U.S. military policy,” Graham added. “Apparently, the concerns of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, who indicated repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' under these conditions would affect battlefield preparedness potentially leading to increased risk of casualties, were ignored.”

"Today's a very sad day,” McCain said before senators voted for cloture on the bill. “The commandant of the United States Marine Corps says when your life hangs on the line, you don't want anything distracting. . . . I don't want to permit that opportunity to happen and I'll tell you why. You go up to Bethesda Naval Hospital, Marines are up there with no legs, none. You've got Marines at Walter Reed with no limbs."

No doubt the actions of eight fellow Republicans who joined all but one Democrat, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, in voting for repeal also angered McCain and Graham.