Cindy McCain trades shots with top AZ Republican over Biden endorsement

Cindy McCain trades shots with top AZ Republican over Biden endorsement

Cindy
McCain,
the
widow
of
the
late
GOP
Sen.
John
McCain,
told
prospective Arizona

Republican candidates in
a
tweet
that
they
should
questions
the

party’s
leadership,
philosophy and
values.

The
social
media
post
was
a
direct
response
to
her
expected
censure
by
the
state
Republicans
for
her supposed
ties
to leftist,
globalist
causes
and
failure
to support President
Trump by
endorsing
President-elect
Joe
Biden. 

“Time
for
some
soul-searching
in
the
Arizona
GOP,”
she
wrote
in
a

tweet,
which
included
a
link
to

The
Arizona
Republic

PHOENIX
MAN
IN
CAPITOL
RIOT
DRESSED
IN
HORNS,
BEARSKIN
HEADDRESS
IS
ARRESTED,
CHARGED

Arizona,
a
traditionally
red
state,
played
an
important
role
in
the Democrats’
victory in
the

U.S.
Senate
and

Joe
Biden’s

presidential
win. 

The
state’s
Republican
Party,
led
by
Chairwoman
Dr.
Kelli
Ward,
is
seeking
retribution

starting
with
McCain,
who

endorsed
the
former
vice
president
during
the
election
and
has
since joined
his
transition
team
advisory
board.

The
resolution will
be
up
for
consideration
at
the party’s
annual
meeting
on
Jan.
23,
according
to
the

@AZGOP
Twitter
account.

A
draft
of
the
text
lists
McCain’s
support
of
gay
marriage, Biden
and
condemnation
of
Trump
as
reasons
to
“dissolve
any
connections
whatsoever”
with
McCain,
even
going
as
far
as
to
say
that
McCain
acted
“in direct
opposition
to
Republican
values,
the
interests
of
the
American
people,
and
the

Constitution
of
the
United
States.”

McCain’s
late
husband
was
not
a
fan
of
Trump
and
vice
versa.
The
two
traded
blows
up
until
McCain’s

death
in
August
2018.

The
state’s
party
issued
a
similar
denouncement
of
the
senator
in
2014,
but
he
went
on
to

beat
Ward
in
the
2016
Republican
primary. 

In
an

interview
in
The
Arizona
Republic,
one
of
a
handful
throughout
the
course
of
the
last
few
months,
McCain
said
she
was
not
surprised
by
the
resolution
and
“continuous
insults
and
personal
attacks
from
Arizona
GOP
Chairman
Kelli
Ward.”

McCain
said
Ward’s
assault
was
politically
motivated
and
her
involvement
in
both
Senate
elections
to
replace
her
husband
and
former
Republican
Sen.
Jeff
Flake
“resulted
in
Democrat
wins.” 

“As
Chairman
of
the
AZGOP
she
managed
to
turn
Arizona
blue
in
November
for
the
first
time
since
1996,”
she
told
the
Republic.
“Maybe
she
should
be
reminded
that
my
husband
never
lost
an
Arizona
election
since
his
first
win
in
1982;
he
and
Governor
[Doug] Ducey
are
the
last
two
Republicans
to
win
statewide
races
in
Arizona.”

McCain
accused
Ward
of
backing
GOP
Congressmen

Paul
Gosar
and

Andy
Biggs

two
of
the
three
lawmakers
who

activist
Ali
Alexander
said
helped
organize
the

Jan.
6
riots
at
the
U.S.
Capitol. 

In
response,
state
Republican
Party
spokesman
Zachery
Henry
accused
McCain
of
pushing
a
“false
narrative”
about
a
“perceived
grudge”
and
said
that
the
censure
is
actually
a
“tragic
indictment
by
the
Republican
Party
of
Arizona
at
large
of
her
own
efforts
to
campaign
for
and
support
left-wing
Democratic
candidates.”

McCain
and
the
Arizona
Republican
Party
did
not
immediately
return
messages
from
Fox
News
seeking
comment.

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The
Arizona
Republican
Party
will
also
meet
to
consider
the
censure
of
Republican
Gov.
Doug
Ducey
for
his
handling
of
the

coronavirus
pandemic.

Flake,
who
faced
criticisms
similar
to
those
against
McCain,
was

successfully
censured
by
Maricopa
County
Republicans
earlier
this
month.

“I’m
in
good
company,”
he tweeted
last
week,
referring
to
McCain.

Julia
Musto
is
a
reporter
for
Fox
News
Digital.
You
can
find
her
on
Twitter
at
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