“Foolish. It’s foolish,” says Glenn Hamer, former executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. “Parties that want to be successful bring people together and expand the number of people who are attracted to the party. What’s going on with the leadership at the AZ GOP is the exact opposite. It’s self-destructive.”

Kirk Adams, a former state representative and adviser to Ducey, called the actions akin to going down “the rabbit hole of loyalty.”

“What we’re getting is a purity test, and that purity test is simple: are you loyal to Donald Trump no matter what? If you’re not, we’ll censure you.”…

McCain could not be reached for immediate comment, but tweeted: “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.”