Schumer introducing resolution to name Senate office building after McCain

Schumer introducing resolution to name Senate office building after McCain
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Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerWhy we need to build gateway now Campaign to draft Democratic challenger to McConnell starts raising funds Schumer congratulates J. Lo and A-Rod, but says 'I'm never officiating a wedding again' MORE (D-N.Y.) mourned the death of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSantorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting Meghan McCain: Trump obsessed with my father because he 'will never be a great man' CNN's Amanda Carpenter: Trump attacking McCain 'to distract' from 'questions about the Russia investigation' MORE (R-Ariz.) on Saturday, saying in a statement that he plans to introduce a resolution to rename a Senate office building after the war hero.

“As you go through life, you meet few truly great people. John McCain was one of them," Schumer wrote. "His dedication to his country and the military were unsurpassed, and maybe most of all, he was a truth teller - never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare. The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain.”

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“Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him,” he added.

McCain, who became a senator in 1987, died Saturday afternoon following a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 81 years old.

McCain, a giant of the Senate, survived years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before becoming a leading actor on the political stage for decades.