John McCain received the red stamp of disapproval from a group of Arizona Republicans. They feel he has voted too closely with liberals on major issues like immigration and healthcare. The senator, who has yet to announce his plans to run for re-election in 2016, says this censorship is enough to make him want to run for another term in the year he turns 80. The term “maverick” should have clued the GOP in that Senator McCain is the type of man to stand apart from his party when the situation calls for it. John McCain has had a seat on the senate for 27 years, with that in mind the state republican committee also voted to abolish an amendment to the U.S. constitution, which allows the public to directly elect senators. (Schwartz, 2014)
The Grand Old Party’s meeting took place in a church in Tempe, AZ, on Saturday, January 25. Their vote of censorship brings about no holds barred, yet was meant to embarrass the AZ senator. (Sanchez, 2014) At the very least they may have got him to run for another term. At this same annual meeting, the committeemen elected party leaders to represent them. Rather than being the chosen GOP representative in 2016, McCain may have to once again run as “maverick”.
While the Arizona GOP would like to abolish the public’s ability to elect their senator, Republican John McCain doesn’t take lightly to sidestepping the constitution. The man who is called too “liberal” by his own state’s party has some words for Obama after the State of the Union address. His words implied see you in court, if the president chooses executive orders without congressional consent. On a national level his republican peers share his view. (Chumley, 2014)
It just depends which side of the fence you’re on with Senator McCain. This is where John McCain and his Arizona counterparts clash. In 2003, the AZ senator was accused of supporting “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. However, in a 2004 campaign ad, Senator McCain said with authority, “Complete the danged fence.” Then in 2005, John McCain partnered with Ted Kennedy in presenting a program, “a path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants whom were already residing within US borders. (John McCain on Immigration, 2013)
Much like Twain’s, duke and the dauphin performed Shakespearean plays to swindle folks out of their money, John McCain played the part of a politician against illegal immigration, while working another angle behind the scenes. And that folks, is why the Arizona Republican Party would like to send him down the river.
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