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Arizona Republican Party will vote on resolution to censure Cindy McCain

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Posted at 5:58 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 00:51:45-05

In a tweet late Saturday night, the Arizona Republican party admitted they made a mistake asserting the Maricopa County Republican Party had censured Cindy McCain.

In it's post, the party said, "Upon further review, it appears the Maricopa GOP did not formally censure Cindy McCain. There was a call, a second, and near unanimous cheering/approval - but resolutions can’t be amended from the floor." The party went on to say they will vote on a “Censure McCain” resolution on Jan 23.

Earlier in the day, the AZGOP reported the Maricopa GOP had voted and passed a resolution to censure McCain.

McCain has come under fire from the party after she publicly endorsed President-elect Joe Biden.

McCain fired back on Twitter Saturday, saying in part she is "a proud lifelong Republican and will continue to support candidates who put country over party and stand for the rule of law."

The couple's daughter Meghan also weighed on Twitter saying, "Oh how will she ever survive such a thing?!? And this is THE REAL problem facing the Arizona GOP, my mom! A few days after a domestic terror attack led by maniac Trump supporters."

Arizona Senator Mark Kelly called the move, "embarrassing and shameful."

McCain's husband, the late Senator John McCain was censured in 2014 by the party for what they saw as an insufficiently conservative voting record.