Arizona Republicans passed resolutions on Saturday to censure three of the state’s most prominent party leaders who are at odds with former President Donald Trump, according to Breitbart.
Republicans voted to censure Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake, and Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain.
“The sweeping — yet essentially symbolic — rebuke took place during a meeting to figure out how to move forward after the state flipped blue in November, narrowly giving its 11 electoral votes to now-President [Joe] Biden,” the NPR reported.
McCain and Flake were censured for their opposition to Trump and for supporting globalist interests, state GOP members said.
“In condemning Ducey, the party cited the governor’s decision to enact emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic that the committee said are unconstitutional and ‘restrict personal liberties,’” the NPR report continued.
At the meeting Chairwoman Kelli Ward, who has been one of Trump’s most unflinching supporters, was also reelected for a second term as chairwoman of the state’s party.
“Ms. Ward narrowly won reelection on a second ballot, by a margin of 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent, over businessman Sergio Arellano,” the Washington Times reported.
Following the censure vote, McCain said in a tweet, “It is a high honor to be included in a group of Arizonans who have served our state and our nation so well…and who, like my late husband John, have been censured by the AZGOP. I’ll wear this as a badge of honor”:
Also after the vote, Flake appeared to comment on the move, writing, “If condoning President Trump’s behavior is required to stay in the AZGOP’s good graces, I’m just fine being on the outs.”
According to Brietbart, during a recent interview, Ward described herself as a “Trump Republican” who would “always put America first, who believes in faith, family, and freedom.”
“Yes, I will be radical about those things because those are the things that keep this country great,” she concluded.