John McCain censured by Maricopa County GOP

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KPHO reports:

The Maricopa County Republican Party has voted overwhelmingly to censure Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Members of the group feel the senator has failed to stand behind the Republican Party’s principals [sic] and crossed the aisle and voted with Democrats too many times.

The vote was 1,150 for the censure and 351 against.

The resolution itself:

As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our party, platform and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders.

Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Sen. McCain would return to our party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:

Whereas Sen. McCain has amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as amnesty, funding for Obamacare, the debt ceiling, assaults on the constitution and second amendment, and has continued to support liberal nominees;

Whereas this record has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States; and,

Whereas Sen. McCain has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, only to quickly flip-flop on those promises; and whereas McCain has abandoned our core values and has been eerily silent against liberals, yet publicly reprimands conservatives in his own party, therefore

Be it hereby resolved that the Maricopa County Republican leadership censures Sen. McCain for his continued disservice to our state and nation, and

BE it further resolved that until he consistently champions our party’s platform and values, we, the Republican leadership in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. senator.

Yet another similarity between McCain and Lindsey Graham, who has been censured several times by his home state GOP as well.

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Comments

  1. I’m a republican and my wife and I have voted for McCain 4 times but no more. The man has gone complete RHNO and does not represent Arizonans. He acts like he is doing his maverick thing. Not satisfactory at all when the GOP needs strong support in the Senate. He seems to be suffering dimentia. Seriously the Senator needs to go now without further damage. Thank you, John Hendricks , Maricopa Co. Constituent.

  2. I WAS HAPPY TO HEAR THAT THERE ARE OTHER ARIZONANS (AND HOPEFULLY AMERICANS ACROSS THE LAND), WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY AS I DO. THIS LAST ELECTION CYCLE, I REMEMBER HEARING MCCAIN SAY THAT HE WAS A “REAGAN REPUBLICAN”. WHAT A LAUGH. WHAT IS DISHEARTENING, IS THAT MANY PEOPLE BELIEVED HIM. THOSE PEOPLE OBVIOUSLY VOTED FOR MCCAIN BECAUSE;

    1) THEY HAD NOT PAID ATTENTION TO WHAT HE HAD DONE AND WHAT HIS VOTING RECORD WAS “ON THE HILL”;
    2) THERE WAS NOT A CREDIBLE ALTERNATE TO JOHN MCCAIN.
    3) THEY SAW THE “R” BEHIND HIS NAME AND THOUGHT HE WAS A REPUBLICAN.

    I COULDN’T AND DIDN”T VOTE FOR HIM. AS YOU SAID IN THE NEWS INTERVIEW, THIS WILL NOT CHANGE HIM. HE IS GOING TO DO WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO. EVEN IF HE SUPPOSEDLY CHANGES, I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM. I DON’T TRUST HIM. AS I HAVE SAID IN LETTERS TO HIM BEFORE, IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO RETIRE, SIT IN HIS ROCKER ON THE FRONT PORCH AND THINK ABOUT ALL THE GOOD THINGS HE COULD HAVE DONE FOR THIS GREAT COUNTRY.