The Maricopa County Republican Party in Arizona formally censured Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Saturday evening by an overwhelming 1150-351 vote, Breitbart News has learned.
Maricopa County is Arizona’s most populous county and includes Phoenix within its borders. The official GOP body’s rebuke undermines McCain’s reelection chances should he decide to run for the Senate again in 2016.
“As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates,” the formal censure resolution reads. “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 Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened.”
The resolution continues by stating, with “sadness and humility,” the Republicans in the county “rise and declare” that 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 2nd amendment, and has continued to support liberal nominees.”
That voting record from McCain, they say, “has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States.”
McCain was elected, the Republicans say in the censure resolution, by campaigning “as a conservative” and making promises during his various reelection 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.”
The Republicans say that McCain “has abandoned our core values and has been eerily silent against Liberals, yet publicly reprimands Conservatives in his own Party.” Therefore, the Maricopa County GOP leadership “censures Senator McCain for his continued disservice to our State and Nation.”
The censure states that formally, “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.”
Maricopa County joins Apache County and Mohave County in voting to formally censure McCain via similar resolutions. There are 15 counties total in Arizona, which means that at this point, 20 percent of Arizona’s county GOP bodies have officially censured McCain—three years out from his potential reelection campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
McCain has not made a final decision yet on whether or not he will run for re-election.
4 thoughts on “Arizona’s Maricopa County Republicans Censure John McCain for Abandoning Values”
The next step. Hang this scumbag traitor prick.
Simple and easy solution, so we don’t have to pay this bastard
His retirement package when he leaves office.
My Fellow Americans:
“Arizona’s Maricopa County Republicans Censure John McCain for Abandoning Values”
YES!!!,… yes!!,… that’s it!
NOW they having him running scared!!
In a follow-up statement, they also said if McCain keeps betraying and selling this country out wholesale,.. they will take this to the next level,… and engage in some pretty furious finger wagging!!!!!!!
WOW!!,.. now they have the establishment and NWO shaking in their boots!!
Great job guys,.. call it wrap and go on home now that you have convinced yourselves that you may have actually done something! (…… NOT!)
JD – US Marines – My fellow Patriots,.. there is only one solution to ALL of this,.. and it requires the liberal use of firearms and rope. Anything less,.. is by definition, “less”,.. which will never,.. ever,.. fix the problem until this cancer of despotism, corporatism, and the Rothchilds Mafia is completely exterminated like the vermin that they are.
Amen Brother ,nothing short of a violent revolution is ever going to fix a thing in the parasitic cancer ridden filth known as the Federal government in this country. To think this is going to be changed at a voting booth is pure insanity!
well said JD