Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are working on a bill that would rename the "problematic" Russell Senate Office Building after the late Sen. Previously known simply as the Senate Office Building, it was renamed in Russell's honor the year after his death. In 2008, McCain "was prepared to be president, but it was not his to have".
Sen. Lindsey Graham paid tribute to the late Sen. "It will be bipartisan - as only befits John's legacy".
McConnell added that he would have more details to share on the committee soon but he was "glad we're able to form this gang to ensure that a suitable, lasting tribute becomes a reality".More news: Manchester United to stand by José Mourinho after impressive first half
McCain (R-Ariz.), a figure respected on both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill, died Saturday at 81. "And I am now going to do this", Graham said before delivering his hand-written speech, which drew the attendance of his Senate colleagues, including Sen.
The Russell building is now named after former Georgia Democratic Sen.
The 109-year-old building is named after Sen. Richard Brevard Russell. The senator, who served from 1933 to 1971, Russell at one point served as president pro tempore, though he also was a segregationist who vehemently opposed the Civil Rights Act. It gave the nation something to talk about at a time when we can't agree on anything.
"I don't know where that came from", Bidwill said when asked if he could be a replacement.More news: GOP fundraiser tied to land where Iowa murder suspect lived
Graham told reporters afterward that "what killed me was the black" on McCain's desk. "Rushing to judgment and making it political or whatever is not the appropriate thing". Johnny Isakson, refused to discuss the possibility of renaming the building, saying he did not want to inject politics into a week meant to honor McCain.
"Senator Hatch believes it's a worthy goal and looks forward to working with the majority leader to accomplish it", Hatch's deputy chief of staff, Matt Whitlock, said Monday afternoon. "Schumer announced it without even talking to a single Republican", Collins said. Beatty firmly called the rumor "an attempt to dramatize some sort of duplicity in a man who ... always said he was a conservative".
In a "Dear Colleague" sent to colleagues Tuesday, Schumer and Republican Sen.
He says "there's no shortage of good ideas", including naming the hearing room for the Senate Armed Service Committee after him.More news: Nicki Minaj no longer coming to the Sprint Center this fall
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