Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar
“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.
I look forward to soon re-introducing my legislation re-naming the Senate Russell Building after American hero, Senator John McCain.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 20, 2019
A spokesman for Schumer didn’t immediately respond to questions about a timeline for the resolution or what Republican would be co-sponsoring it.
Trump, while speaking at the White House on Tuesday, said he “was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.”
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.
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.”
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