…because they got nothin’ better to do…
According to sources, the censure has no practical effect, but serves as an attempt to embarrass the senator.
It was formally done on Saturday, 1/25/2014. They stated that McCain is insufficiently conservative. The resolution cites his support to issues such as immigration reform (aka “amnesty”) and not going along with last year’s strategy to de-fund the Affordable Care Act.
Timothy Schwartz, who authored the censure, said McCain “has abandoned us” and called on party leaders to hold him accountable. They claim he has a liberal record that has been “disastrous and harmful” to the state and nation.
“Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders,” stated the resolution. “Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened.”
The resolution condemns McCain “for his continued disservice to our state and nation,” and said state Republican leaders “will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.”