The Arizona Republican Party will vote on a vote to block Cindy McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain, on Jan. 23 because of support for President-elect Joe Biden and same-sex marriage.
The proposal, which seeks to “dissolve any ties” between McCain and the state GOP, says it has supported “leftist causes that run counter to gay marriage, administrative state development and Republican values,” Which is a Republican form. ” Government and the US Constitution. “
It also states that McCain has failed to support conservative Republicans like President Donald Trump and has instead endorsed “globalist policies and candidates” like Biden. “Cindy McCain has condemned President Trump for criticizing her husband and proposed the motion being unfairly put on the president’s results.”
McCain did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.
However, she told Arizona Central on Tuesday, that she is “not surprised by continued insults and personal attacks from Arizona GOP chairman Kelly Ward.”
Ward is a former state senator who unsuccessfully challenged John McCain in the Republican Senate in 2016. McCain won his sixth term. He died two years after brain cancer.
Cindy McCain said, “As president of AZGOP, she managed to do Arizona blue in November for the first time since 1996.” “Maybe she should be reminded that my husband has not lost the Arizona election since his first win in 1982.”
McCain then tweeted the Arizona Central article, writing, “Future Republican candidates really have to question whether the party’s leadership represents their philosophy and values.” Time for some soul searching in the Arizona GOP. “
McCain’s censorship of the Arizona Republican Party’s proposal follows a similar proposal, which Maricopa County Republicans debated during a committee meeting Saturday. The resolution was originally aimed at former Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arries, who supported Biden last year. According to Arizona Central, during the meeting, state GOP officer Walt Steiner suggested adding McCain to the censor proposal, and the crowd responded.
Measures to stop the foment passed. But state republican party Later tweeted Maricopa County could not withhold McCain due to a rule that prohibited the amendment of proposals on the floor.
According to Arizona Central, in addition to voting on the McCain censor proposal on January 23, the state’s party is expected to be re-elected as a ward.
Over a decade of LGBTQ support
Cindy McCain has publicly supported same-sex marriage since 2010, when she posed for a photo for the NOH8 campaign, a group that advocates for gay marriage.
Following the public support of his wife and daughter, John McCain issued a statement saying that while he respected his family’s views, he still opposed gay marriage. At the time, even President Barack Obama did not publicly endorse marriage equality, which did not become legal across America until 2015.
Less than a year after her initial NOH8 photo shoot, Cindy McCain introduced a federal policy calling for the group to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a public policy announcement that included a federal policy Gays and lesbians were barred from serving openly in the US Army. This policy was eventually repealed and officially ended in September 2011.
In 2013, McCain petitioned her husband to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. John McCain ended up voting for the bill – one of only 10 senators to do so – but it did not pass.
In the same year, the senator opposed protection for LGBTQ people in immigration reform, but in an interview with Salon, his wife said he was slowly changing his mind on issues related to LGBTQ rights.
“I think he’s coming around,” he said. “My husband and I have been different on many issues over the past several years. I think we will see the line we see changing our country. On this issue I know what he believes is right. “
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