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.