McConnell Won’t Say If He Supports Renaming Senate Building After McCain

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on August 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Also pictured is Sen. John Thune (R-SD). (Photo... WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on August 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Also pictured is Sen. John Thune (R-SD). (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 28, 2018 8:01 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dodged questions about whether he would consider renaming a Senate building after the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), an idea floated by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

“We’ll be talking about the best way to honor Sen. McCain,” McConnell told reporters on Monday, according to The Hill. McConnell reportedly ignored shouted follow up questions about whether the renaming is something he would support.

The building is currently named after Democratic Sen. Richard Brevard Russell of Georgia, who was opposed to several attempts to pass civil rights legislation. Schumer will likely soon propose a resolution for the renaming of the building.

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