Klobuchar: ‘Of Course’ I Support Renaming Russell Senate Building After John McCain

‘And it also embodies the traditions of the Senate in that it’s the oldest Senate office building and he was a student of history’

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HUNT: "Chuck Schumer, your Democratic leader, has proposed renaming the Russell Senate Office Building for Senator McCain. Is that something you would support?”
KLOBUCHAR: “Of course. I think it is a very smart idea. It’s a place, as you know, Kasie, that John McCain, when you talk about walking those marble floors, it’s where he worked for years. And it also embodies the traditions of the Senate in that it’s the oldest Senate office building and he was a student of history. Every trip that I went with him on, he was constantly reading books, World War II books, taking those lessons of history which you heard in that talk he gave on half-baked nationalism not so long ago and bringing them to the present, understanding what that threat of Russia really meant. And if I learned anything from him on foreign policy, it was that the lessons of history matter and that America is at its strongest when we are a beacon for democracies around the world and that we shouldn’t shirk from that duty.”

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