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Don Jr. calls Schumer out on his ‘load of crap’ after he vows to re-introduce bill naming Senate building after John McCain

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has seized on the the backlash against President Trump to introduce a resolution renaming a Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain.

The New York Democrat tweeted his intention Wednesday amid the latest liberal meltdown over Trump’s criticism of McCain, who passed away last August after a battle with brain cancer.

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“I look forward to soon re-introducing my legislation re-naming the Russell Senate Building after American hero, Senator John McCain,” Schumer announced in a tweet on Wednesday.

There was no immediate response from Schumer’s spokesman “to questions about a timeline for the resolution or what Republican would be co-sponsoring it,” according to The Hill.

But Donald Trump Jr. tweeted his reaction to news, referring to Schumer’s praise of McCain as “a load of crap.”

The announcement came as Trump has been under fire from Democrats, and even some GOP members, for his candid criticisms of the late Arizona senator. The president remarked that he “was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” during a White House meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday.

Trump lashed out at McCain over the weekend, quoting former independent counsel Ken Starr in a tweet on the “stains” of McCain’s legacy, including his vote against the GOP ObamaCare repeal and replace bill.

Schumer had introduced the idea of renaming the building shortly after McCain’s death, getting some support from colleagues like then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

“Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him,” Schumer had said last August.

But the idea did not go over too well with some who disagreed about removing the name of the late Sen. Richard Russell Jr., the most senior member of the Senate when he died in 1971. The top Democrat is also considered a controversial figure now because of his stand against civil rights legislation.

At the time Schumer first broached the idea, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked if he supported renaming the Senate office building.

“We’ll be talking about the best way to honor Sen. McCain,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters.

Schumer’s proposal on Wednesday sparked swift feedback on Twitter.

Frieda Powers

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