Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannEx-rep. admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Will Trump back women’s museum? MORE (R-Minn.), who recently visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with a group of House Republicans, lamented John McCainJohn McCainTillerson met with top State official: report McCain ‘very concerned’ about Tillerson US democracy is in crisis. Trump voters must help us get past it. MORE's opposition to drilling for oil there.

"It's difficult when our nominee is not on the same page with us," said Bachmann in an interview with Townhall.com's Matt Lewis.

The Republicans' trip was aimed at calling greater attention to the need for more domestic energy sources. Bachmann and other members of the trip, including House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLast Congress far from ‘do-nothing’ Top aide: Obama worried about impeachment for Syria actions An anti-government ideologue like Mulvaney shouldn't run OMB MORE (R-Ohio), have called for oil drilling in the Alaskan wildlife area.

"I believe if Sen. McCain could come to the area and listen to the people who live there -- I believe that he might likely change his mind," Bachmann said.