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Doan to serve as pallbearer for McCain's memorial

29 August 2018

John McCain (R-AZ), gave an emotional speech celebrating McCain on the Senate floor Tuesday. Only seven senators are honored with portraits there.

"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", Schumer said in an interview.

"The man whose name he would replace, Sen".

McCain's office was in the beaux-arts style building, on Constitution Avenue, and it's where the committee he proudly chaired, the Senate Armed Services Committee, meets.

'We can honor him by trying to carry out the principles he lived by, ' Schumer said on the Senate floor.

McCain died on Saturday after a battle with brain cancer.

While some Republicans are receptive to renaming the building, many urged caution. "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.

Flake, who represented Arizona alongside the Vietnam War veteran, said he's talking to McCain's family in the next couple days to get their feedback on what they prefer regarding a permanent tribute on the Hill. "I believe there is a little John McCain in all of us, and the little John McCain practiced by a lot of people can make this a really great nation". He paused. "Let me say this a better way".

John McCain, someone will have to be named as his successor in the Senate.

"It's all over now", McCain said.

"It's one foot in front of the other", Graham said.

A statue of Sen. McCain also passed on a copy of the infamous golden showers dossier to former FBI Director James Comey after the 2016 campaign, and has been among the foremost critics of Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin.

McCain "didn't want ideas cooked up in some back room and sprung on the Senate", said Sen.

The late senator led three major efforts at overhauling immigration laws, but each ended in failure because Republicans walked away amid political uprising from their conservative base. "I am going to need your help, and the void to be filled by John's passing is more than I can fill", he said.

Fellow Tennessee Republican Sen. McCain has an office there, and regularly used the short walk or subway ride from there to the Capitol to chat with reporters and button-hole colleagues.

Russell even went so far as proposing legislation that would encourage African-Americans to move out of the South.

It said: "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". Corker asked, before answering his own question.

The proposal to rename the building drew resistance from some Southern senators.

"I do not cry for a flawless man", Graham said. Richard Shelby of Alabama.

Doan to serve as pallbearer for McCain's memorial