Arizona GOP censures Cindy McCain, Sen. Jeff Flake, and Gov. Doug Ducey

McCain, who supported Joe Biden for president, wrote that she would "wear this as a badge of honor."

Published: January 24, 2021 10:17am

Updated: January 24, 2021 1:41pm

Arizona Republicans on Saturday voted in favor of resolutions to censure former Sen. Jeff Flake, state Gov. Doug Ducey, and Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain. Also, Kelli Ward secured reelection as Arizona GOP chair on Saturday.

“These resolutions are of no consequence whatsoever, and the people behind them have lost whatever little moral authority they may have once had,” Ducey’s political director Sara Mueller said in statement, according to reports.

McCain, who supported Democrat Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 presidential election, wrote regarding the censure that she would "wear this as a badge of honor."

"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," she tweeted

Echoing a message he had expressed before, Flake—who supported Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 presidential contest—tweeted: "If condoning President Trump’s behavior is required to stay in the AZGOP’s good graces, I’m just fine being on the outs."

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