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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Arizona Republicans passed resolutions on Saturday to censure three of the state's most prominent party leaders who have found themselves at odds with former President Trump: Gov. Doug Ducey; former Sen. Jeff Flake; and Cindy McCain, widow of the longtime Sen. John McCain.

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"Arizona Republicans passed resolutions on Saturday to censure three of the state's most prominent party leaders who have found themselves at odds with former President Trump: Gov. Doug Ducey; former Sen. Jeff Flake; and Cindy McCain, widow of the longtime 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."

In condemning Ducey, the party cited the governor's decision to enact emergency orders during the pandemic that the committee said are unconstitutional and "restrict personal liberties."

"Much of the meeting was largely a pep rally for state Republicans who support the former president and his baseless claims of election fraud.

State Republicans also narrowly reelected party chair Kelli Ward, an unwavering Trump supporter who had challenged the state's election results in a lawsuit that was rejected for insufficient evidence of fraud."

Speakers also dismissed the idea that silencing Donald Trump will stop the momentum of the 74 million Americans who voted for him. "We will not cede the battlefield to Marxist totalitarians who want to destroy this country," Rep. Andy Biggs told the mostly maskless crowd, which responded with raucous applause. "They want to abrogate your rights and destroy the Constitution of the United States. They want to take away your right to worship. They want to fight us and destroy us."

Both Gosar and Biggs have been criticized by liberal groups for their role in allegedly inciting the Capitol riot.

In response to the censure, Gov. Ducey's political director Sara Mueller said in a statement, "These resolutions are of no consequence whatsoever, and the people behind them have lost whatever little moral authority they may have once had."

Likewise, McCain was unfazed by the vote.

"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," she wrote on Twitter. "I'll wear this as a badge of honor."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-23 10:45 PM | Reply

"We will not cede the battlefield to Marxist totalitarians who want to destroy this country," Rep. Andy Biggs told the mostly maskless crowd, which responded with raucous applause.

There should be only a certain amount of buzzwords you can cram into one sentence before the men with the butterfly nets are let loose on your ass.

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-24 05:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hint #512 that you're in a cult - anyone who doesn't support the cult leader's ridiculous lies is immediately kicked out and shunned or destroyed.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-24 02:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They're just following the Republican party platform, which was basically: "Do whatever Trump says".

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-01-24 02:18 PM | Reply

Morons like this are what's turning AZ blue. Chem trail Kelli and her ilk should go away.

#5 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 02:59 PM | Reply

Chem trail Kelli and her ilk are the voice of the GOP.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-24 03:28 PM | Reply

Morons like this are what's turning AZ blue. Chem trail Kelli and her ilk should go away.

#5 | Posted by willowby

No morons like your cult leader who got hundreds of thousands of americans killed is what is turning many swing voters blue.

That's what you get for electing an incompetent con man who folded when crisis arrived.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-24 03:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Great, we wanted another couple of blue states. Now we've got Arizona ad Georgia. Keep following the Pied Piper Trump and we'll have more blue states.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-24 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

These people are maniacs. I wonder if we can expand the Hoover dam into a border wall. I'm only about 20 miles away from these illegal aliens.

#9 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-01-24 04:15 PM | Reply

were censured for their very public opposition to Trump and for their support of "globalist interests," www.thedailybeast.com

"globalist interests" is straight out of QAnon, which in turn is a rehash of The Protocols Of The Elders of Zion.

It's the same Global Conspiracy of Bankers the Nazis warned us about.

The GOP is openly fascist now.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-24 04:39 PM | Reply

"We will not cede the battlefield to Marxist totalitarians who want to destroy this country," Rep. Andy Biggs told the mostly maskless crowd, which responded with raucous applause. "They want to abrogate your rights and destroy the Constitution of the United States. They want to take away your right to worship. They want to fight us and destroy us."

What a pile of garbage. If you believe that then I've got a bridge for sale in Brooklyn. What are us evil libs going to to, station armed guards at the entrance to your church? Hilarious but apparently quite a few stupid Americans listen to that kind of comment and nod their heads like the idiots they are.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-24 05:33 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY DANNI

Nothing more than a self-serving panderer. It's the same thing with the coward Republicans in the Senate refusing to vote to convict Trump in fear that he'll start another political party. Well, great job in setting the precedent moving forward. Checks and balances are out the window when a "popular" politician threatens to create a competitive third-party. The holes in our representative democracy have been exposed for all the nefarious actors to take advantage of. Trump and his treatment of the truth will be remembered as a turning-point in this nation's history. There are too many people that have been hoodwinked (including elected officials) by Trump's version of the truth for us to come back from looking into the abyss.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-01-24 05:40 PM | Reply

The holes in our representative democracy have been exposed for all the nefarious actors to take advantage of.

Probably the biggest hole uncovered being that the president can pretty much do whatever he wants absent some very specific law.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-24 05:45 PM | Reply

#7

You're an idiot, as usual. I live here, you don't, so STFU. This stuff predates Trump.

#14 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 06:20 PM | Reply

"This stuff predates Trump."

It became the GOP during Trump.
When are you going to acknowledge what's happened?

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-24 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15

Maybe when I'm commenting on a story about that. Not acknowledging your tangents.

#16 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 06:28 PM | Reply

It's the very subject of this thread.
The Trumpers are censuring the Not-Crazy Republicans.

I've gotta pour one out for Nullifidian, because what you've done here is wished Chem trail Kelli into the cornfield!

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-24 06:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#17

There were a lot of crazy Republicans here before Trump, including her. They felt validated during the Trump years. She wouldn't even make good fertilizer, so the cornfield idea is out. Besides, I'm willowby, not Anthony.

#18 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 07:01 PM | Reply

No the biggest hole is the Republican Party which has, since Nixon's administration decided that they will tolerate treason within their ranks. The insurrection at the Capital was just their most recent episode but they started tolerating treason within their ranks back when Everette Dirkson agreed with President Johnson that Nixon's efforts to thwart the Paris Peace Talks did amoumt to treson.
Who was Everett Dirkson???
....look it up.
If you don't already know then it is time to begin your education.
Come back to this channel often and you will receive a real education, if in fact, you really want one.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-24 08:15 PM | Reply

#19

"Who was Everett Dirkson???"

When Air America went off the air, I exclusively listened to their independent replacement 1480 in Phoenix. Always listened to the opposition instead of the echo chamber. Thom Hartman repeatedly played that clip, so stuff your education comment. Stephanie Miller had the morning show and she cried like a baby when Trump was elected. She used to have a decent show until it became about her being a lesbian.

#20 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 08:31 PM | Reply

ou're an idiot, as usual. I live here, you don't, so STFU. This stuff predates Trump.

#14 | Posted by willowby

Of course it does. Republican lunacy goes back to right wing radio, then limbaugh, then fox news...

Trump just really amped up the death toll by harvesting the stupidity racism and paranoia planted by right wing media.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-24 08:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#21

My left wing radio just went off the air one day without warning. This is several years ago. I'm relegated to NPR and sports radio now.

#22 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 08:41 PM | Reply

My left wing radio just went off the air one day without warning. This is several years ago. I'm relegated to NPR and sports radio now.

#22 | Posted by willowby

You don't need left wing radio to get left wing information. Left wing news is called facts and data, and they're available everywhere outside the right wing propaganda bubble.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-24 11:09 PM | Reply

"There were a lot of crazy Republicans here before Trump, including her."

You don't seem to be aware that 77% of Republicans are Trumpers.

They felt validated during the Trump years.

Trump emboldened the terrorists.
Now they represent the GOP.
If you stand with the GOP, you stand with Trump.
Even as he wouldn't let you into one of his clubs... well maybe to clean the toilets.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-24 11:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Count me out. He lost. He's gone, except in the lefts head. Still living rent free.

#25 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-24 11:46 PM | Reply

"He's gone, except in the lefts head."

No, the problem is the 77% of Republicans who still think he won.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-25 12:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Willowby:
"still gone" except for the thousands and thousands and thousands of people who still have Trump signs and Trump flags in their yards and on their vehicles.
FTFY

#27 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-01-25 07:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Probably the biggest hole uncovered being that the president can pretty much do whatever he wants absent some very specific law.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL

Not exactly true. Keep in mind the House impeached him for breaking the law on the Ukraine funding. The Republicans laughed it off.

#28 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-01-25 01:16 PM | Reply

Count me out. He lost. He's gone, except in the lefts head. Still living rent free.

#25 | Posted by willowby

He's the republican frontrunner in 2024.

Your stupid cult loves him even though he got hundreds of thousands of citizens killed with his criminal incompetence.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-25 01:23 PM | Reply

They're not repubilcans. They're Trumpublicans. There is a difference like they don't believe illegal acts should be prosecuted if it advances their agenda. They also don't believe votes for candidates other than their candidate matters.

#30 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-01-25 01:48 PM | Reply

To my Dems above...

Don't count recent adds to the Blue Column
as being anything but temporary if the Karl
Rove and the GOP get there way...(read this)...
(they are already reading voter suppression efforts
to curtail our wins/their losses)

www.rawstory.com

I get the feeling, that EVERY election until
the GOP is stamped into the dirt of history,
will feel like it's the most important election
in our lifetimes from here on out...

#31 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-01-26 09:03 AM | Reply

Count me out. He lost. He's gone, except in the lefts head. Still living rent free.

#25 | Posted by willowby

Not until we hold him accountable and at least attempt to convict him of inciting an insurrection against his own government.

And Trumpy still controls the Republican Party whether you want to believe it or not. Or that conviction would take about 5 minutes in a senate that could actually vote their consciences.

(I bet a secret ballot would convict old Trumpy in a heartbeat, too. )

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-26 09:53 AM | Reply

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