McConnell slows push to name building for McCain

McConnell slows push to name building for McCain

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hitting the brakes on a push to rename the Senate's oldest office building for the late Sen.

McCain was known for his temper and short fuse but, while he often got into tiffs with fellow senators, reporters, and others he usually would get over the disagreement and form a working relationship. It's an obvious move, and in fact it's standard with figures like McCain for the flag to be lowered until internment, but reports indicate that Trump really, really didn't want to do it. Ducey is also headed for a tough reelection battle in the fall, and is seeking a smooth replacement process. After news broke of McCain's death, Trump wrote in tweet: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain". The Albemarle Primary Outpatient Clinic is a facility under the Hampton VA Medical Center, a federal entity subject to President Donald Trump's proclamation Monday that the flag "be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds. until sunset, on the day of interment".

Back to work in full on Tuesday (Aug 28) following McCain's death, few senators displayed any appetite for taking on his role of the party's principled critic of the scandal-plagued president.

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who served with McCain for 31 years, said Monday he was in favor of "naming nearly any building" for McCain, but added, "I'm not sure that I would make a decision on a specific building at this point".

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"Mr. President, do you have any thoughts on John McCain?"

Graham also said that White House chief of staff John Kelly had reached out to the McCain family and had spoken to Cindy McCain, offering the administration's assistance in whatever she needs. John McCain by creating an official group to vet a variety of memorial options.

"Rick Davis: "'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.

A private ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at the Arizona State Capitol Museum rotunda, where McCain will lie in state. Another idea is to add a portrait of McCain to a reception room right off the Senate floor. "They're tough. They're doing great". But under pressure from military veterans and members of Congress, Trump finally issued a statement on Monday saying he respected McCain's service to the country and had ordered flags to half-staff. Do you believe John McCain was a hero, sir? "I think this would be a particularly good one, but I want to make sure the family is OK with it", Flake said.

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