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Ariz. conservatives: McCain betrayed GOP

A group of Arizona Republicans plan to introduce a resolution at their state party meeting this weekend accusing Sen. John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief fears sequestration's return Groups urge Senate to oppose defense language on for-profit colleges MORE (R-Ariz.) of betraying the GOP, according to a report in The Arizona Republic.

The conservative faction says McCain has had a “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

The resolution accuses McCain of promoting the idea of "amnesty” in efforts to legislate comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. The measure also criticizes McCain for not joining the campaign to defund ObamaCare in October, which led to the government shutdown.

“We have found it necessary that he needs to be censured and reprimanded publicly for his going AWOL from the principles he signed onto,” Timothy Schwartz, the resolution’s author, recently told a state CBS affiliate. Schwartz serves as the GOP chairman in an Arizona state district.

Supporters must collect hundreds of signatures for the resolution to be debated or voted on at the meeting on Saturday in Tempe, Schwartz told the local paper.

Just two weeks ago, the GOP’s arm in Arizona’s Maricopa County approved the resolution 1,150 to 351.

“He voted to raise the debt ceiling against Republican principles; he wanted to fund ObamaCare. The list is long. He’s always working with liberal Democrats and not with people in his own party,” Schwartz told the CBS affiliate.

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