Arizona Republicans Censure John McCain For Being Too “Liberal”

Source: Reuters / CBS News

PHOENIX – Arizona Republicans on Saturday censured U.S. Senator John McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, for a record they called too “liberal,” in a sign of continued distrust some party members in the state have for the so-called political maverick.

The resolution passed by a voice vote at an Arizona Republican Party meeting of 1,600 committee members at a church in Tempe, Arizona, said Tim Sifert, a spokesman for the state organization.

“Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both,” the resolution stated.

It went on to reprimand McCain, who has served 27 years in the Senate, for “a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

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