Chuck Schumer To Introduce Resolution Honoring McCain By Naming Senate Building After Him
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) released a statement on Saturday mourning Senator John McCain’s death. In his statement, the Democratic Senator said he plans on introducing a resolution to rename the Senate office building after the war hero.
“As you go through life, you meet few truly great people. John McCain was one of them,” Schumer wrote in his statement to McCain. “His dedication to his country and the military were unsurpassed, and maybe most of all, he was a truth teller – never afraid to speak truth to power in an era where that has become all too rare. The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain.”
“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,” he added.
McCain was a war hero who survived as a prisoner of war in Vietnam while serving in the U.S. Navy. He served in the U.S. Senate since 1987 until the day of his death.