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

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate implications Senators are politicians, not jurors — they should act like it MORE (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMartha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Meghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women GOP senator calls CNN reporter a 'liberal hack' when asked about Parnas materials MORE amid a growing backlash against President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' 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 FlakeGOP senator calls CNN reporter a 'liberal hack' when asked about Parnas materials The 5 most vulnerable senators in 2020 Poll: Democrat Mark Kelly leads incumbent McSally in Arizona Senate race 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.