Aug 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Schumer proposes renaming Russell Senate Office Building after McCain

McCain on the phone in his office

Senator McCain in his office during a break from the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton on Jan. 29, 1999. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted Saturday night: "Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him."

Between the lines: The Russell Senate Office Building was named in 1972 for Sen. Richard Russell, a Democrat from Georgia (1897-1971), who served for 40 years. Per an official Senate history, Russell "often used his parliamentary skills to oppose civil rights legislation, including bills to ban lynching and to abolish the poll tax."

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