Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was a true patriot who never gave up. His courage, leadership, and sense of priorities endeared him to people across the aisle and across the world. House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) agreed with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about a lasting tribute to this great man.
Nancy Pelosi says naming the Russell Senate Office Building after John McCain would be a “great tribute.”
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Pelosi agreed with Schumer’s idea of renaming the Russell Senate Office Building after McCain on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanpoulos:
‘I think it would be a great tribute, because then for decades to come, everyone who came to Washington would know the very special place that John McCain held – has held and will continue to hold in our country.’
The Arizona senator died on the anniversary of Senator Ted Kennedy’s (D-MA) death. They both had the same type of cancer. Pelosi noted the coincidence:
‘But maybe the intensity of their lives just determined that that would be the case. In any event, I know that Ted Kennedy and so many of our colleagues on both sides of the aisle, whether they were in complete agreement with John McCain were all in agreement that he was formidable, had enormous integrity and was acting on behalf of our country and what he truly believed.’
Former Republican political strategist, Steve Schmidt knew Senator McCain well and spoke eloquently about him on MSNBC Live With Alex Witt:
‘John McCain belongs to the ages. He perfectly loved this country and served it with valor, courage and integrity for 60 years. He was a patriot and a hero and America will never see a political leader like him again. He was the greatest man I’ve ever known. Godspeed John McCain.’
Then, historian John Meacham explained why people felt so endeared to the man who gave his life in service to the country:
‘His life is always in forward motion…He knew worse things that can happen to you than losing a presidential election. He had a sense of context and possibilities from his combat service. That enabled him to be a kind of umpire in life. He was an architect of campaign finance reform and fought against torture. People miss the dignity and grace and capacity of leaders at top to look at an issue and see what is right.
‘(McCain) looked at the facts, looked at reality, then took a stand and fought for it. (With McCain) reason has a chance against passion.’
Twitter world loved the idea. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:
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