Arizona GOP activists to introduce resolution at state convention to censure John McCain

Some Republicans want the state GOP to buck U.S. Sen. John McCain from his bipartisan saddle and censure him for what they call his “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

GOP activists plan to try to introduce a resolution censuring McCain during Saturday’s annual state party meeting in Tempe.

Supporters of the resolution must gather hundreds of signatures from state committee members before the resolution could be debated or voted on since they did not go through the normal procedure required for resolutions to be heard, said Tim Sifert.

The effort comes two weeks after the Maricopa County Republican Party voted 1,150-to-351 at its yearly meeting to censure the senator.