McConnell Announces Bipartisan Senate Group Will Honor John McCain

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a bipartisan Senate group would be getting together to discuss how they plan to honor former Arizona Sen. John McCain.

In a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, McConnell said he would be putting together an official bipartisan group whose intentions would be to find the best way to honor McCain, who died from brain cancer Saturday, one day after his family announced they decided to discontinue his treatment.

“In order to make sure we realize these intentions, I’d like to put together an official group that can collaborate and bring together ideas from current members, former colleagues and friends. It will be bipartisan — as only befits John’s legacy,” McConnell said. “And come to think of it, we should probably call it not a committee, but a gang. So I’m glad we’ll be able to form this gang to ensure that a suitable, lasting tribute becomes a reality.”

McConnell did not mention Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s plans on introducing a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office Building after McCain. The resolution picked up immediate bipartisan support from Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. (RELATED: Schumer Proposes Resolution To Rename Senate Office Building After John McCain)

The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted McConnell’s office about Schumer’s resolution but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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