Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars Dem legal analyst says media 'overplayed' hand in Mueller coverage MORE (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhy did Mueller allow his investigation to continue for two years? If you don't think illegal immigrants are voting for president, think again 10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era MORE amid a growing backlash against President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE's recent comments about the late Arizona Republican. 
 
"I look forward to soon re-introducing my legislation re-naming the Russell Senate Building after American hero, Senator John McCain," Schumer said in a tweet on Wednesday.
A spokesman for Schumer didn't immediately respond to questions about a timeline for the resolution or what Republican would be co-sponsoring it. 
 
Schumer's announcement comes as Trump has revived his long-running criticism of McCain, who he has repeatedly lashed out for being captured during the Vietnam War and for voting against the GOP ObamaCare repeal and replace bill. 
 
Trump, while speaking at the White House on Tuesday, said he "was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be."
 
 
McCain passed away in August from an aggressive form of brain cancer. 
 
Schumer said shortly after his death that he would introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office building after McCain. Schumer and Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakePollster says Trump unlikely to face 'significant' primary challenge Trump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing Flake opens up about threats against him and his family MORE (R-Ariz.) circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter to senators urging them to support their effort.
 
But the idea faced skepticism, and in some cases outright opposition, from GOP senators who questioned if they should remove Russell's name from the office building. Former Sen. Richard Brevard Russell (D-Ga.) is now considered controversial because of his opposition to civil rights legislation. 
 
Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? Dems charge ahead on immigration Biden and Bernie set for clash MORE (R-Ky.) demurred when asked around the time of McCain's death if he supports renaming the Senate office building after McCain.
 
“We’ll be talking about the best way to honor Sen. McCain,” McConnell told reporters.
 
McConnell said separately that he would be “appointing a group on a bipartisan basis to convene after Labor Day and to think thoroughly through the appropriate way to honor our colleague."
 
A spokesman for McConnell didn't immediately respond to questions about the committee on Wednesday.