Sen. John McCain censured by AZ GOP elected officials

McCain subject of unprecedented embarrassment

At the annual mandatory meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Committee Saturday, a resolution censuring Sen. John McCain was overwhelmingly passed by the elected precinct committeemen (PCs) representing the county seat of Phoenix, and including numerous surrounding cities. See this complete listing of all the cities and map for a full picture of the size of the area encompassed by Maricopa County.

Committeemen representing the Republican voters are elected on primary ballots from the precincts within state legislative districts.

Other business included the election of County GOP officers and the passage of 14 resolutions by the assembled body.  There were 935 precinct committeemen in attendance and 711 by proxy. All of the resolutions passed by wide margins.*  The officers elected are Andrew Costanzo, Joseph Hobbs, Gary Johnson, Mike Richardson, and Ray Sweeney.

The vote to censure McCain passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Read the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances

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 Representatives 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.

*  Correction: Resolution #14 failed by 703 to 650.

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40 Responses to Sen. John McCain censured by AZ GOP elected officials

  1. East Valley PC says:

    I attended the meeting today. it was a rare pleasure to vote for this censure of that poor excuse for a Republican. John McCain won’t care, but the rest of us surely did. There was an approving roar when the final count was read by Chairman LaFaro. The vote was a palpable indication of the low esteem in which McCain is held. I feel exactly the same about Jeff Flake. Maybe next time?

    • Standing Tall says:

      Ditto! Jeff Flake is cut from the same bolt.

      It did my heart good to cast my vote for censure. Someone giving a floor speech said McCain ought to give up the pretense and reregister as a Democrat. I second that!!

    • Ken Van Doren says:

      As a former Arizonan, I would have been prouder had this happened before the last 3 elections. I moved to AZ in 1985, AND instantly disliked John McCain. Having had 6 opportunities to vote for him, I am proud of my perfect record: 0-6

  2. Gregg Dudash says:

    It just might be an eye-opener for Jeff Flake. Otherwise, he’s next.

  3. Brandy Baron says:

    My friends know that I’m not a morning person but I was at this meeting an hour early to enjoy the extreme pleasure of voting on this. I know that this won’t phase the RINO fossil in the least but the view this gives of him to the public won’t help him if he chooses to curse us with another run. Let’s hope that this catches on in other counties.

      • Kimball says:

        Good job Mohave County! And thanks,ZOO, for the link to the Mohave Daily News. Sen. Ron Gould is right on the money when he mentions Jeff Flake in the same context as McCain. There is no difference between them, except for the brown on Flake’s nose.

      • ZOO says:

        It was great to get a second Kimball, but I find Mohave’s censure disappointing in that it did not address McCain’s amnesty-mongering and as the lead man for the ‘gang of eight.’

        I also find Gould’s statement a little troubling: “When he was in the House, he was one of the most conservative members.” Has Gould ever of the “Stride Act?” He acts surprised at Flake’s instant post-election about face – that everyone else knew was coming and almost handed the seat to Carmona.

  4. […] Tired of hearing their senior U.S. Senator only focus righteous indignation against fellow Republicans and betrayed by McCain’s reversal of a campaign promise to oppose amnesty until a border fence is completed, the most grassroots of Republicans, precinct committeemen, from McCain’s home base of Phoenix and its Maricopa County delivered their own all too vicious and all too public retort: […]

  5. realist says:

    1,150 votes to censure McShame and 351 in opposition to the censure speaks volumes! Like Janet Napolitano, McCain came to Arizona only to run for public office. The citizens of Arizona really never knew what the two were all about. Although, the liberal media has always known they were frauds, they chose to distort, lie and rip apart their opponents to further the “progressive” cause. Actually, McShame has shamelessly referred to his political ideology as progressive.
    It will be interesting to see how they (media) present this to the public. If questioned, the old goat will either choose to ignore the question or say the party organization has been taken over by Tea Party wakos. But had the vote gone the other way, you can bet your bottom dollar he’d be all over the media “crowing” about his victory.

  6. […] Seeing Red AZ reported: At the annual mandatory meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Committee Saturday, a resolution censuring Sen. John McCain was overwhelming passed by the elected precinct committeemen (PCs) representing the county seat of Phoenix, and including numerous surrounding cities. See this complete listing of all the cities and map for a full picture of the size of the area encompassed by Maricopa County. Committeemen representing the Republican voters are elected on primary ballots from the precincts within state legislative districts… …The vote to censure McCain passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Read the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances. […]

  7. Jeffrey West says:

    The 14th resolution didn’t pass.

  8. Orion says:

    The state’s largest newspaper, accurately known as the AZ Repugnant for its consistently leftwing agenda, completely ignored covering this HUGE dissing of the disgraceful John McCain.

  9. Army Of One says:

    Arizona’s RINO embarrassment is finally getting the public flogging he deserves. He’s a disgrace to the state and to Republicans in general. He calls conservatives “wackos” and did all he could to help Obama get elected even as O’s supposed challenger. Hillary Clinton is his good friend. If she’s the Democrat presidential nominee, I have no doubt that he’d support her.

  10. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Well we did censure Sen. McCain, now my hope is we’ll move onto to do the same to other elected officials as well both Local, State & Federal who vote both against us and the US Constitution or what we took part in yesterday will mean nothing and one sure way to censure those who’ve violated our trust is the Ballot Box it’s called the Vote and has Term Limits written all over it, so lets see just how serious all of us really are. God Bless You All; Van

    • Sgt. Preston says:

      Mr.Van Steenwyk,
      YOU are your ilk are also part of the problem. You run for offices for which you are ill prepared, unable to generate sufficient support and haven’t a prayer of winning. What in the world are you doing challenging Trent Franks? You’re a foolish gnat with nothing but an aged but still outsized ego, going after a (mostly) conservative Republican incumbent. You pulled this insane prank against McCain when conservative former congressman JD Hayworth was running for the US Senate. With “candidates” like you and mental midget Jimmy Lee Deacon, we don’t need to be wary of democrats. You do their work for them.

      • Delilah says:

        HERE HERE, my sentiments exactly Sgt. This little runt is nothing but a spoiler, we all need to turn our backs on him. But worse is his wife is never at his side, she is always 5 paces behind.

        OMG I saw the Deakins there yesterday standing all by their lonesome smoking. I was looking at that mad woman and realized it was her and the McCain toady.

      • not a gray area says:

        Amen, Sgt Preston!! Dittos, Delilah!

  11. Larry Meredith says:

    Senator John McCain has become an embarrassment to all who served in the military, past, present, and future, because he has become part of the problem rather than the solutioin. He’s nothing more than a friggin turncoat, excersizing his quest for money, power, and stature. Communists “ADAPT” themselves to the situation to “blend in” so to speak, and that’s exactly what this piss ant is doing! I used to have a great deal of respect for him because of what he endured as a POW, but not anymore, he’s blown that right out the window!

  12. lyndatanner says:

    Apache County Republican Party voted to censure McCain Thursday night Jan 9th as well.

  13. Vicki in BC says:

    I live in Victoria, BC but have relatives in Phoenix who sent me this site kink. They are gleeful. Can’t say that I blame them. McCain does appear to be quite a dolt.

  14. PV PC says:

    No Republicans should have to endure a fool like John McCain or an exceedingly odd egoist like Jeff Flake We have both of them here in AZ. Why are we being punished to this degree? We can’t even ask guidance on this question from District 28 Chairman Scott O’Connor. He doesn’t like talking with God.

  15. Glenn Martin says:

    And to think I voted for this back stabber, one can never tell but if he ever runs for any office again it will be WITHOUT my VOTE. Flake is what his name implies, another one who lied to me and will NEVER get my vote again. They’re both a bunch of lying SCUMBAGS!!!

  16. Doc says:

    This lyin’ HYPOCRITE doesn’t give a RIP…but it Does speak volumes. I believe this same thing NEEDS to happen to mcFlake…If not, it even means less…
    …just this guy’s opinion…

    • StetsonXXX says:

      Six year senate terms allow these slugs free rein to go back on all of the campaign promises that appealled to conservatives, yet still have enough time to “rehabilitate” themselves before the next election. That will be the case with Jeff McFlake unless we commit to recruitment of an actual conservative. There is also the aspect that whomever the candidate is needs to be electable, AND possess the ability to raise the necessary funds for a US Senate race. Finally, we need to realize that a Republican in Democrat clothes is no different than a Democrat in the same outerwear. I will never again vote for the lesser of two evils. I’ve done it for the last time. The important thing is getting the lousy lying incumbent OUT, regardless of other considerations. As a conservative I did not vote for Flake last time and will never do so. How much worse would an older Dr. Richard Carmona actually have been than peroxide Jeff? I’m betting not much.

  17. Fred in Mesa says:

    Wow,. great news. Now if we could just get a primary candidate to clean his clock!

  18. […] Tired of hearing their senior U.S. Senator only focus righteous indignation against fellow Republicans and betrayed by McCain’s reversal of a campaign promise to oppose amnesty until a border fence is completed, the most grassroots of Republicans, precinct committeemen, from McCain’s home base of Phoenix and its Maricopa County delivered their own all too vicious and all too public retort: […]

    • realist says:

      Agenda 21 radios defense in regards to McShame’s censure (all too vicious and all too public retort) is yet another example/reason why the Maricopa County GOP censured the old goat!

  19. […] Tired of hearing their senior U.S. Senator only focus righteous indignation against fellow Republicans and betrayed by McCain’s reversal of a campaign promise to oppose amnesty until a border fence is completed, the most grassroots of Republicans, precinct committeemen, from McCain’s home base of Phoenix and its Maricopa County delivered their own all too vicious and all too public retort: […]

  20. watching & reading says:

    I hope that the action(s) taken Saturday will somehow reach those Arizona voters who are ‘suckered in’ by the ‘sweet talk’ of those on the campaign trail….VOTERS: Talk is cheap; actions tell the tail…..study the voting record of the candidates!!

    I do not subscribe to the “Repugnant”, but rumor is that they completely ignored the censure – sounds about right for that liberal rag – but what a disservice to the citizens of Arizona…..just one more reason that bloggers are quickly becoming the new ‘media of truth’…..

    • Villanova says:

      W & W,
      I don’t subscribe either, but read the free copies available at my favorite breakfast spot, before heading to the office. I’ve specifically kept my eye out for any news of the censure. I’ve not seen a single word. McCain is a Democrat in Republican’s clothing, so he’s their guy!

      • East Valley PC says:

        The newspaper’s editorial board is too busy going after Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is a hero to conservatives. Arizona’s deceptive US Senators are their kind of Republican politicians—RINOs. They campaign right to dupe the trusting home base voters and then side with their liberal cohorts in DC, voting left once elected. McCain should not have been the sole object of censure. Jeff Flake’s name should have been right alongside his on the censure resolution. It would have passed just as easily.
        Jeff Flake won this seat by a very slim margin. He’s vulnerable.

  21. Kathy says:

    McCain camp silent – now that’s unusual since he is always running his mouth at every turn.

  22. G. Garner says:

    He is a disgrace to this country, and I stand with those in Arizona who have said the same thing! God bless you all!

  23. Hagar says:

    Mc Cain today, Mc Flake tomorrow!

    • PV PC says:

      From your lips to God’s ears, Hagar.
      Oops. Can I say that? I live in LD 28 and the district chairman Scott O’Connor and God are currently on the outs.

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