Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he’s putting together a “gang” of senators to recommend tributes to Sen. John McCain, and suggested ideas such as hanging a portrait in the reception room or attaching his name to the offices of the Armed Services Committee.
The renaming idea has been pushed by Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who wants to delete the name of former Sen. Richard Russell, a Democratic segregationist whose history is now a black mark for the party. Mr. Schumer said he’ll circulate a letter to colleagues Tuesday promoting the idea along with Sen. Jeff Flake, who was Mr. McCain’s fellow Arizona Republican in the Senate.
“It’s a further tribute to our colleague that there’s no shortage of good ideas,” Mr. McConnell said.
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Published at Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:38:00 +0000