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McConnell slows push to name building for McCain

29 August 2018

The White House flag had a more tumultuous start to the week than typical, having been lowered to half-staff on Saturday in the wake of Sen.

Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat who frequently traveled with McCain on overseas trips, said his office is "on the first floor of the Russell Senate Office Building, but I hope that very soon, I'll be working in the McCain Senate Office Building".

The idea gained national coverage in the days following the announcement, but many Republican lawmakers hesitated to endorse it. Georgia Republican Sen.

Lindsey Graham, a senior Republican senator close to McCain ideologically, said on Tuesday in the Senate that the lesson he learned from his "good friend" was that "when good ignores evil, it may be convenient bit it seldom works". John McCain of Arizona who died Saturday of brain cancer, in Washington, August 27, 2018. Russell, a powerful Georgia Democrat who served from 1933 to 1971 but whose legacy is clouded over his pro-segregationist views. "We're in a new era now", Corker said Monday. Jeff Flake, who is leaving office after this term, added their support on Sunday.

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"The honor of a lifetime", said Slater.

In a bitterly fractured Washington, McCain feistily stood up against extremism and worked across party lines to build consensus in a Senate split 51-49 for Republicans.

He then quipped about another tribute for Mr. McCain, who, while a fierce supporter of rank-and-file troops, was a terror to Pentagon officials who appeared before the Armed Services Committee - particularly over wasteful spending: "I'd like to name the Pentagon after him, just to get back at them".

Mr. Graham said Mr. McCain's last requests in their final conversations together were to give him a good send-off, to pass a new round of sanctions on Russian Federation, to renew work on an immigration deal and to keep dogging the Pentagon.

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"Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment", Trump said in a statement.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the thoughts and prayers of the people of Pakistan are with the family and friends of Senator McCain.

Regarding how Donald Trump was not invited to John McCain's funeral, Wilson opined that the president might be hurting from the snub because the flurry of McCain-related reports has taken a lot of attention away from him. McCain is the third person to lie in state in the rotunda in the last 40 years; others were Arizona State Senator Marilyn Jarrett in 2006 and Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, a Tucson resident, in 1980.

'The entire focus of McCain family is on John McCain.

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McConnell slows push to name building for McCain