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    Group of Arizona Republicans to censure John McCain for siding with ‘liberal Democrat

    Group of Arizona Republicans to censure John McCain for siding with ‘liberal Democrats’

    6:28 PM 01/07/2014
    Alex Pappas
    The Daily Caller



    A contingent of Arizona Republicans is set to vote this weekend on whether to censure GOP Sen. John McCain over his “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

    The group doesn’t represent the Arizona GOP as a whole. But the Maricopa County GOP’s proposed censure resolution criticizes the state’s senior Republican senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee and accuses him of siding with Democrats on immigration, defunding Obamacare, the debt ceiling, gun rights and judicial nominees.

    The Maricopa County GOP could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

    Here’s the full text of the proposed censure, posted on icarizona.com.



    Senator John McCain Censured by Arizona’s Republican Leadership



    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 Senator 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 Senator 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;



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



    Whereas Senator 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 Senator 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.

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    Maricopa County Arizona GOP Votes to Censure John McCain This Weekend

    Posted by: Steven Ahle Posted date: January 08, 2014







    Senator John McCain Censured by Arizona’s Republican Leadership

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

    http://freepatriot.org/2014/01/08/ma...ccain-weekend/


    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.
    Means not a thing at this point should have thought of that before he was re elected time and time again!!!!
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    John McCain Censured by Arizona Republicans in Landslide Vote

    by Top Right News
    on January 12, 2014





    McCain subject of unprecedented embarrassment
    The Maricopa County Republican Committee, the state’s largest Republican group, censured Senator John McCain for “a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

    This official censuring of McCain happened during the annual mandatory meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. Nearly 1,500 precinct committeemen (PCs) were in attendance. The vote to censure McCain passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed.

    After McCain held several closed door town halls on amnesty last year, state Republicans expressed their outrage with his stance on rewarding illegal aliens with citizenship.

    McCain betrayed the state by proclaiming his intent to “Complete the Dang Fence” when running in his 2010 primary, then turning around and pushing through last year’s “Gang of 8″ Senate amnesty bill that would gut border security and hand tens of millions of illegals instant legalization.

    McCain also opposed attempts to defund ObamaCare, pushed to arm Al Queda-backed “rebels” in Syria, and shamed his state when he was photographed with a Syrian terrorist who had kidnapped and tortured 11 civilians.

    Maricopa County is the 4th largest county in the U.S., and represents over 60% of Arizona’s population.
    Arizona’s entire Republican Congressional delegation attended the meeting. U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar, (CD-4); Matt Salmon, (CD-5); David Schweikert, (CD-6) and Trent Franks (CD-8 were warmly received by the committeemen. The Representative gave rousing speeches that resonated with the PCs.

    As always, popular Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was greeted with loud cheers.

    Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake did not attend.
    You can read here the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances.

    http://toprightnews.com/?p=651
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    Arizona GOP members want censuring of Sen. McCain

    By Associated Press
    Originally published: Jan 24, 2014 - 4:04 pm



    PHOENIX -- A group of Arizona Republicans said Friday they are seeking to pass a resolution censuring U.S. Sen. John McCain for a voting record they say is more aligned with liberal Democrats.

    The group plans to introduce the resolution at the Arizona Republican Party's state meeting Saturday in Tempe.

    According to the resolution, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate has campaigned as a conservative but lent his support to issues such as immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship and funding Obama Care.

    Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert says before it can be voted on, the resolution needs signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to head to the floor. Several county-level party leaders have passed their own censures in recent months.

    Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, says he is confident there will be enough signatures.

    The resolution is about making sure those who are unhappy with him, ``they're not without a voice,'' Schwartz said.

    Brian Rogers, a spokesman for McCain, declined to comment.

    Retired Arizona State University political science professor Bruce Merrill, who continues to do a statewide monthly survey of Arizona voters, said he doubts there will be any significant voter fallout for McCain if the censure passes.

    ``The research I've done on the Republicans in Arizona shows it's a minority of the Republican party that takes this position,'' Merrill said. ``To censure someone like McCain who is so well-respected in Arizona is just nonsense.''

    McCain has been dogged by conservatives objecting to his views on immigration and campaign finance, among other issues, since his days running for Congress in 1982. Republican activists were also turned off by his moderate stances in the 2000 presidential race.

    His war-hero status as a former POW in Vietnam and his political reputation as a maverick have endeared him to voters. According to Merrill, between 60 and 65 percent of people in the state support McCain's position on an earned path to citizenship for people living in the U.S. illegally.

    Still, the group hopes to present a challenge when McCain runs for re-election.

    The senator announced in October he was considering running for a sixth term in 2016. McCain, who will turn 80 in 2016, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 and won his Senate seat in 1986.

    http://ktar.com/22/1694794/Arizona-G...-of-Sen-McCain
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    Arizona GOP censures McCain for 'liberal' record

    By Associated Press
    Originally published: Jan 25, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    PHOENIX -- The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative.

    The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate.

    Sifert said no further action was expected.

    McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure.

    McCain isn't up for re-election until 2016, when will turn 80. He announced in October that he was considering running for a sixth term.

    According to the resolution, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee has campaigned as a conservative but has lent his support to issues "associated with liberal Democrats," such as immigration reform and to funding the law sometimes known as Obamacare.

    Several Republican county committees recently censured McCain.

    Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, said the censure showed that McCain was losing support from his own party.

    "We would gladly embrace Sen. McCain if he stood behind us and represented us," Schwartz said.

    Fred DuVal, a Democrat who plans to run for Arizona governor, called the censure an "outrageous response to the good work Sen. McCain did crafting a reasonable solution to fix our broken immigration system."

    McCain has been dogged by conservatives objecting to his views on immigration and campaign finance, among other issues, since he first ran for Congress in 1982. Republican activists were also turned off by his moderate stances in the 2000 presidential race.

    McCain was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 and won his Senate seat in 1986.

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    Arizona GOP censures McCain for 'disastrous' record

    Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, The Arizona Republic

    Delivering a strong rebuke to U.S. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republicans passed a resolution to censure the one-time presidential nominee for what they characterize as a liberal record that has been "disastrous and harmful" to the state and nation.

    While McCain is a political star on the national stage, for years he has had to contend with vocal critics in his home state, who accuse him of betraying the Grand Old Party's principles.

    Saturday's censure came two weeks after the Maricopa County Republican Party passed a resolution to censure the senator on a 1,150-to-351 vote.

    The state GOP party's censure passed by acclamation, meaning by a voice vote. It has no practical effect, but serves as an attempt to embarrass the senator.

    McCain and his office have not commented on the county censure although his supporters point to the party's reputation for ultra-right partisanship. The senator's office on Saturday declined comment on the state censure. McCain is considering seeking a sixth Senate term in 2016.

    Former three-term U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., dismissed the anti-McCain resolution as "wacky."

    "I've gone to dozens of these meetings and every now and then some wacky resolution gets passed," Kyl, the former Senate minority whip, told The Arizona Republic on Saturday. "But most people realize it does not represent the majority of the vast numbers of Republicans."

    Kyl noted that McCain has been repeatedly re-elected despite opposition over the years by many GOP activists.

    "Do these guys ever get elected? It's John McCain who gets elected," Kyl said. "To say that John McCain doesn't work with Republicans, doesn't have a conservative voting record – that's just baloney. I served with him in the Senate for 18 years, 26 years all together, and we didn't always vote alike, but his record is very conservative. It's just wacky to say otherwise."

    While many McCain allies expressed support of the senator, a wing of anti-McCain activists gathered enough support to have the resolution heard Saturday, on the floor of the state party's annual mandatory meeting at a Tempe church.

    "Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders," the resolution said. "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."

    McCain's offenses cited in the resolution included working on comprehensive immigration reform, or "amnesty," and not going along with last year's conservative strategy to "defund" President Obama's signature health-care law.

    The resolution condemns McCain "for his continued disservice to our state and nation," and said state Republican leaders "will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator."

    About 1,300 Republicans convened at the Grace Community Church in Tempe. Candidates handed out campaign swag. Committeemen voted for party leaders. And elected officials — including Gov. Jan Brewer, Rep. Matt Salmon and Sen. Andy Biggs — rallied Republicans, saying they needed work together to undo damage by the President Barack Obama's administration.

    Speakers criticized the federal government's spending, bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency, and the 2012 terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

    Timothy Schwartz, who authored the censure, said McCain "has abandoned us" and called on party leaders to hold him accountable.

    McCain always works with Democrats but not with Republicans," Schwartz said, speaking in support of the censure.

    But Carole Klein, of Scottsdale, urged members to vote against the censure. She said she regrets her earlier vote in support of the county's censure of McCain. While she is unhappy with McCain, she thinks Republicans should focus on the party's good work.

    "The entire media and those people who are independents and the Democrats look at this and say, 'Oh, look at the Republicans — they don't even know who to bring and put in as their person. And then they censure them. They don't know which way they're going."

    Ed Boers, 72, of Mesa, was struggling up until the last minute with how he would vote on the censure. He did not support the county's Jan. 11 censure of McCain.

    "I'm torn because the Republican Party is chastising its own people," Boers said. "It doesn't look good. He's a warrior. But I don't know if that qualifies him to be a senator. I'm not happy with a lot of things he did."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p...nsure/4909683/
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    McCain will be 80 in 2016. The censure is too little, too late ..

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    again... McCain is so screwed up the other 49 states should BOYCOTT Arizona until they Fire / Recall or put him in PRISON

    the problem is; there are a WHOLE LOT of Progressive McCain's in both Parties
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