Gila County Republican Party Censures Senator John McCain

The Gila County Republican Party has joined Maricopa, Mohave, Cochise, Apache, and Santa Cruz County Republican Parties in the following Censure of Senator John McCain:

When candidates for office campaign as Republicans, the electorate expects them to commit themselves to Republican principles when in office, and further;

Senator McCain was, at one time early in his career, a staunch Republican and committed to serving the interest of his Arizona constituency, and further;

Senator McCain’s recent legislative performance demonstrates a drift to left of center in favor of Democrat philosophies, and further;

Senator McCain has demonstrated greater interest in, and has repeatedly demonstrated support of Democrat interests, and less support of Republican interests, and

Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrat interests, such as amnesty, funding for Obama Care, raising the debt ceiling, and continues to support liberal judicial nominees, while avoiding any defense of the liberal assaults on the Constitution and the second amendment, and

Whereas Senator McCain’s record of failing to support Republican principles and much of his sponsored legislation has been harmful to the citizens of Arizona and the United States; and,

Whereas Senator McCain has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, he has repeatedly failed to aggressively pursue or support those promises; and

Whereas Senator McCain has abandoned the core values of Arizona Republicans and has been eerily weak or silent in opposing Democrat legislation, and the miss-management of the U.S. Senate Democrats; and

Whereas Senator McCain has repeatedly and publicly severely criticized, or reprimanded, fellow conservative Republicans in Congress and his own party, therefore;

Be it hereby resolved that the Gila County Republican Party leadership censures Sen. McCain for his continued disservice to the Republican party, the citizens of our state and nation, and;

Be it further resolved that until the Senator consistently champions Republican principles and our party's platform and values, we, the Gila County Republican Party in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. senator.