Larry Fitzgerald, Other Arizona Athletes To Serve At Senator John McCain’s Memorial

Glen Mclaughlin
August 30, 2018

"When all of us here traveled and told people we were from Arizona, people knew two big things about it", Ducey said, "John McCain and the Grand Canyon". One possibility is a portrait in the Senate's reception room. Only seven senators are honored with portraits there.

On Monday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told The Washington Post, "I think I'd be in favor of naming nearly any building for McCain, but I'm not sure that I want to make a decision on a specific building at this point". The building, which can be found at 2 Constitution Ave NE in Washington, DC, is now named after former Democratic Sen. Russell, a powerful Georgia Democrat who served from 1933 to 1971 but whose legacy is clouded over his pro-segregationist views.

Lawmakers are considering a bipartisan proposal to rename a Senate office building after the late Sen.

On Monday, less than two days after McCain died of brain cancer, Ward tweeted, "Political correctness is like a cancer!"

While some Republicans are receptive to renaming the building, many urged caution.

She called on McCain to step down a year ago, calling him old and near "the end of life" before his diagnosis and said afterward he should resign "as quickly as possible".

McCain was a fan and longtime supporter of the Arizona sports teams, including the Cardinals. If you can get her to touch it, even better.

Yet it remains unclear who is ready to accept that mantle.

"This is Washington. There's going to be 50 percent for something and 50 percent against something", Perdue said Tuesday. McCain became close friends with all three athletes during his time in the Senate. Ward challenged McCain in the 2016 GOP primary, but lost to him by double-digits. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican senator.

Ducey said that as the nation continues to grieve, "John McCain's fight for America isn't over".

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Fellow Tennessee Republican Sen. "This is how I see this campaign", McSally said.

"Russell is somebody that's obviously a huge figure, but it is an era that's gone by".

Invoking Facebook and Twitter, he said, 'We have literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in.

Ahead of them was 17-year-old Regina Akerson, a Phoenix high school senior who wrote a report on McCain her freshman year and needs to attend a government ceremony for class. "There may be some curmudgeon that wouldn't want to do that".

Some senators, however, have shown resistance to the idea.

And Senator Susan Collins, who many have looked to resist the president's most extreme tendencies, appeared to be uncomfortable when his torch was offered to her. Richard Shelby of Alabama.

"The man whose name he would replace, Sen". I don't think that political ideology is necessarily germane to friendships. Add John McCain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest John McCain news, video, and analysis from ABC News. According to Everything Trump Touches Dies author and former Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who was one of several people interviewed for Parker's Washington Post article, it often boils down to Trump's penchant for politically incorrect comments and actions, and how his supporters love him for such "transgressive" behavior.

Russell was a segregationist and led Southern opposition to anti-lynching bills and other civil rights legislation.

Since McCain's passing, there have been many tributes, including from the cast of SNL, and a notable lack of tributes from Donald Trump's White House.

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