by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was formally censured by the Arizona Republican party at their annual “mandatory meeting” this afternoon, in an unprecedented rebuke.
Republican chairman Timothy Schwartz (Dist. 30) sponsored the censure, which follows the passage of a censure of McCain by Maricopa County Republicans on January 11, 2014. The censure was approved by a voice vote from the floor.
The full statewide Republican censure was based on the Maricopa County Republican action earlier this month. As TRN reported, that resolution cited a list of grievances, including McCain’s “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, liberal nominees, [and] assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment.”
Some delegates said pressure will now increase on McCain to drop out of the running for re-election in 2016, as he has lost the support of his own party in an unprecedented action.
McCain spokesperson Brian Rogers did not respond to a request for comment from Top Right News.
Here is breaking video from the voice vote:
Brian Hayes is a former crime reporter from Tampa, FL who currently blogs about immigration issues.