GOP in Arizona Censures McCain
The resolution that censure’s McCain was voiced-voted approved in a meeting of members of the Party committee members in Tempe, said Time Sifert the state spokesman for the party. Signatures were required from a minimum of 20% of the committee members of the party to be debated upon. Sifert told reporters he felt no other action is expected.
Brian Rogers a spokesman for McCain did not comment about the censure. However, Senator Jon Kyl a three-term senator called the censure wacky.
Kyl said he has been to many of those meetings and every now and again, some weird resolution is approved. However, the Senator said most people understand that it does not represent the majority in the Republican Party. Kyl did say that the voting record of McCain was very conservative.
McCain is not up for reelection in November, but will be in 2016 at the age of 80. In October, he announced he would consider running for his sixth term.
According to the censure resolution, the presidential nominee for the Republicans in 2008, has campaigned calling himself conservative, but has given support to issues that are liberal and associated with Democrats, such as funding for President Obama’s healthcare law and immigration reform.
The Republican chairman from the Legislative District 30, Timothy Schwartz, who helped to write the censure resolution, said it showed that Senator McCain was losing the support of his own party.
Schwartz said the rest of the Party would happily embrace Senator McCain if he were to stand behind and represent us.
Democrat Fred DuVal, who is planning to run for governor of Arizona, called the Republican’s censure an outrageous response to the excellent work the Senator has done in creating a solution that is a reasonable to fix the immigration system in the U.S.
McCain for some time has been dogged with criticism by conservatives that object to his opinion on campaign finance, immigration and other issues, since he first became a member of Congress in the early 1980s.
McCain was first elected to Congress in 1982 in the House of Representative and in 1986 to the U.S. Senate.