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29 August 2018, 12:30 | Rodolfo Wallace

The desk of Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. is draped in black on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday Aug. 27 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. McC

The desk of Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. is draped in black on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday Aug. 27 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. McC

The president and McCain had a tense relationship, Graham said, but "he's not the first one to have tension with John McCain". McCain who is on a two-day visit to Vietnam, was held in the prison for more than five years after his plane was shot down over Hanoi during the Vietnam War. Schumer's proposal would replace a fellow Democrat's name with a Republican's. The tributes singled out McCain's military service and heroism as a POW and his independence as a political leader. Richard Russell, D-Ga., who had an anti-civil rights record during his tenure in the Senate.

After the speech, Graham got hugs from Sens.

With John McCain in the Senate, I knew all of that was true. "I like people who were not captured", Trump had said, not mentioning his multiple deferments from military service during the Vietnam War over a bone spur. John McCain's memorial service Thursday.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed honoring the late Sen. "He was at times the conscious of the nation", Graham said.

Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks about John McCain on the Senate floor, August 27, 2018. A spokesman for McConnell declined to comment.

Mr Davis also shared Mr McCain's farewell statement in which he described himself as "the luckiest person on earth". "Later, we will discuss ways to permanently memorialize his legacy and service to our country", he said.

Lee's Washington office is housed in the Russell Senate Office Building, which sits across the street from the Capitol and is named after a former Georgia senator; Hatch's office is in a different building.

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he was "all for" renaming the building in McCain's honor but that "there'll probably be some discussion about that" in both parties.

Russell even went so far as proposing legislation that would encourage African-Americans to move out of the South.

"John taught us how to lose", Graham said. McCain passed away Saturday.

He declined to answer any question's about the flag or Trump's response to McCain's death. "There may be some curmudgeon that wouldn't want to do that". Russell served from 1933 to 1971 and helped write the Southern Manifesto, which outlined congressional opposition to racial desegregation.

Others, like Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Schumer didn't discuss the idea with other senators before making the announcement. But I would not trade a day of my life, in good or bad times, for the best day of anyone else's. The idea is something "we have to think about", he added.

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