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Sen. John McCain censured by Arizona Republican Party for liberalism

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United States Senator John McCain was formally censured by the Arizona Republican Party on Saturday because the long-time senator has not been conservative enough, according to a Yahoo! News report on Saturday.

During a meeting of the Arizona committee members in Tempe, Arizona, a voice-vote was taken to pass the resolution to censure McCain. The resolution needed 20 percent of the state committee members to sign the resolution for it to make its way onto the floor for a debate.

Tim Sifert, the state party spokesperson, said that there is no further action expected.

McCain, who ran for president as the Republican candidate in 2008, is being criticized for supporting Democratic issues such as funding of Obamacare and immigration reform.

The censure, actually, does little – other than spotlight the belief that some Arizona Republicans in the state congress are quite displeased with McCain’s voice in Washington, D.C.

Sen. John McCain has his senate seat in the United States Congress until 2016. Last October, he stated that he is considering a run for a sixth term in that office. In 2016, he will be turning 80 years old.



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