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

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Why a second Trump term and a Democratic Congress could be a nightmare scenario for the GOP MORE (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMan acquitted over tweet offering 0 to killing an ICE agent Lessons of the Kamala Harris campaign Overnight Defense: Trump clashes with Macron at NATO summit | House impeachment report says Trump abused power | Top Dem scolds military leaders on Trump intervention in war crimes cases MORE amid a growing backlash against President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades 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 FlakeLindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Kelly, McSally virtually tied in Arizona Senate race: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing 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. 
 
 
“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.