LD 25 GOP PCs vote to censure 15 state legislators & Gov. Brewer


A Resolution of the Arizona LD 25 Republican Precinct Committeemen to Censure 15 Arizona State Legislators

 Whereas, 15 Republican state legislators formed an alliance with Democratic elected officials for the express purpose of thwarting the will of the Republican majority in the legislature and violating Republican Party principles and the Republican Party Platform, including but not limited to the following:

o    They implemented the passage of Medicaid expansion.

o    They implemented government healthcare.

o    They approved taxpayer funding for abortion and increased funding for abortion services.

o    They expanded eligibility for welfare benefits, and invited 300,000+ new people into the welfare system.

o    They raised taxes.

o    They voted against tax relief & kept Arizona as the state with the 2nd highest tax rate in the nation.

o    They voted against auditing the hospital bed tax.

o    They increased property taxes.

o    The only tax relief they offered was for special-interest industries who could afford to hire lobbyists

o    They rejected a balanced budget and voted for one with a structural debt of $400 million.

o    They removed government oversight for special interests.

o    They voted against verifying citizenship as a requirement for Medicaid benefits.

o    They removed funding for English immersion for non-English-speaking students, thus ensuring the continuation of the failed, Democratic-Party-supported, bilingual programs.

Whereas, they corrupted the legislative process by suspending the rules and depriving the public of the opportunity to scrutinize and comment on the proposed legislation.

Whereas, they stymied the legislative process, dishonored American legislative traditions, stifled democratic notions of fairness and openness, and violated decorum by refusing to debate.

Whereas, they violated the wishes of the vast majority of Republican precinct committeemen in the state of Arizona who had overwhelmingly opposed the passage of Medicaid Expansion, making their wishes known in formal resolutions.

Whereas, they voted in favor of national health care, disregarding the will of the voters of Arizona who amended the Arizona Constitution via Proposition 106 in 2010 to oppose national health care.

Whereas, they violated the separation of powers defined in the Arizona Constitution by voting for a budget amendment originated by the executive branch of government.

Whereas, they violated the Arizona Constitution by surrendering the legislative authority to tax to an unelected bureaucrat in an Executive branch agency, and made such taxes subject to approval of the federal government.

Whereas, they forced passage of a tax increase by a mere majority vote instead of the  constitutionally required 2/3 vote.

Therefore be it Resolved, that we, the precinct committeemen of Legislative District 25, do censure the following Arizona State legislators:

 Sen. Rich Crandall Sen. Michele Reagan Rep.  Doug Coleman Rep.  Frank Pratt Sen. Adam Driggs Sen. Robert Worsley Rep.  Jeff Dial Rep.  Bob Robson Sen. John McComish Rep.  Kate Brophy McGee Rep.  Doris Goodale Rep.  Thomas “T.J.” Shope Sen. Steve Pierce Rep.  Heather Carter Rep.  Ethan Orr


8 Responses to LD 25 GOP PCs vote to censure 15 state legislators & Gov. Brewer

  1. eubykdisop says:

    It’s nice to see this and I’m glad that LD 25 PCs are speaking out. I wouldn’t expect too much to come of it in terms of political outcomes, however.

    “Arizona Republican Assembly 2005 Censure of John McCain”

    “WHEREAS, Senator John McCain is presently co-sponsoring, together with his Democrat soul-mate, Senator Teddy Kennedy, a Bill to Reform the Immigration Policy of the United States promoting amnesty for illegal aliens and for their U.S. employers, thus ignoring the opinions of his constituents expressed in numerous polls and personal pleas; and”

    “WHEREAS, Senator McCain deserted the ranks of the Republican Party and the Leadership of the U.S. Senate on the issue of limiting the filibuster of judicial nominations, some of which have been on-hold for several years, thus stalling the President’s agenda for judicial reform; and”

    “WHEREAS, Senator McCain led the Democrat Party in reforming campaign finance, providing for a clear usurpation of 1st Amendment free speech rights during the last 60 days of an election campaign, and leading to an orgy of spending in the 2004 elections;”

    “THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Arizona Republican Assembly (ARA) officially and publicly censures Senator John McCain for dereliction of his duties and responsibilities as a representative of the citizens of Arizona; and”

    “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ARA strongly urges State Republican Party Chairman, Matt Salmon, the Arizona State Republican Party and its County and Legislative District affiliates to officially and publicly express their displeasure with Senator McCain by means of a public censure; and”

    “BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be sent to the Chairman of the State Republican Party, to all Republican County and Legislative District Chairman and be issued as a Press Release to the media.”

    Clearly, this censure didn’t have much impact on McCain’s political fortunes, which suggests that the actions of the LD 25 PCs are a GOOD start but only a start and not a coup de grace. It’s a good way to kick off more concerted efforts.

    • State Delegate says:

      McCain has held onto the senate seat because of his ability to get face time on every TV News program and raise the big bucks from his lobbyist friends. Arizona voters, especially the large influx of newcomers, have a familiarity with his name and wrongly think being ubiquitous means the ancient and discombobulated senatard actually knows something. He is an embarrassment to anyone paying attention. I’m a native Arizonan and have never seen another politician who is as ignorant. That fact, however, has never kept him from jawing on every conceivable subject.

    • JSH says:

      You forgot about Jeff Fake. This would never have happened with Will Cardin supporting us.

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Brave to Legislative District 25 for holding these RINO legislators and the RINO In Chief Gov. Jan Brewer accountable!! What a pack of wolves. They deserve each other. Now we need to double our efforts to give them all the permanent vacations they so richly deserve.

  3. American Patriot says:

    I just received this important information included in an email from the conservative Arizona Project:

    “Gov. Brewer’s unwarranted political maneuvering last week pitting Republican against Republican. The real issue here is CONSERVATIVE vs. LIBERAL principles and Brewer and a hand full of out-of-control Republicans chose the wrong course of action, embarrassing themselves and the GOP.
    Now, as the grassroots are organizing to obtain signatures to place a referendum on the ballot to allow Arizona Citizens a direct voice in the matter, Brewer has hired an out-of-state signature gathering business led by JENNY BRESLIN to block the grassroots efforts.
    We’ve met with Jenny Breslin several months ago when she was in town to carry petitions for the Paycheck Protection initiative and asked her to comment on numerous negative charges being leveled at her and the JMS organization she represents. While we won’t be a part of any effort to slam Jenny Breslin, one has only to Google her name and the name of her business. You decide!
    JMS appears to be a mercenary organization and will work for the highest bidder, in this case for Brewer and the Medicaid Express.”


  4. PV PC says:

    Last night LD 28, the only district that previously hadn’t censured, voted. LD Chairman Scott O’Connor refused to count the votes!! What a guy! He’s so in the pocket of the establishment. If his actions weren’t so pathetric, they might be regarded as a joke.

  5. personswithgrudges says:

    Don’t forget McCain was the GOP nominee for president just a few years ago. What does that tell us? That he’s powerful? That he’s conservative? That he’s a good politician? Is it stupid GOP primary voters? Nationally or on in AZ? Is it independents voting in GOP primaries? Is it primary challengers who lack enough support/money/sophistication/appeal/? Is it an anomaly of American politics, or does this happen a lot? Is it a weak recall process? Is it the liberal media’s fault?

    Or is it the failure of conservatives to flex enough muscle to eke out victories at the ballot box? Conservatives seem to be bad at selecting candidates and challengers to incumbents, bad at raising money, and bad at competing where and when it matters.

    At least we’re good at one thing: complaining.