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SaddleBrooke Republicans censure McCain, Flake for 'abandoning' Trump

A group of GOPers north of Tucson has censured Arizona's pair of U.S. senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake. The elected Republicans have "continued to attack" President Trump, the SaddleBrooke group said, noting McCain's vote against the bill that would have repealed Obamacare and Flake's stance on trade with Cuba.

The group called McCain a "closet progessive" and Flake a "sanctuary senator."

The SaddleBrooke Republican Club, generally considered to be run by the Tea Party, sent a letter to both of the senators on Friday, after the group voted the week before to condemn them.

From the club:

McCain, after running for re-election on a “repeal Obamacare” platform and after seven plus years of Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare, turned his back on the people of Arizona and voted to keep Obamacare. McCain abandoned support of Candidate Trump as the Republican Presidential Candidate and has continued to attack our President after the election. Senator McCain has shown himself to be not a Republican expressing American values but a closet progressive espousing globalist values.... Flake also abandoned Candidate Trump as the Republican Presidential Candidate and has continued his attacks post-election. Flake was a co-sponsor of a bill to restore freedom of travel to Cuba without demanding the release of political prisoners or the cessation of torture. Flake’s vote in favor of Obama’s illegal executive scheme earned Flake the title of ‘Sanctuary Senator’. Despite the title of his most recent book, Flake is no Barry Goldwater.

SaddleBrooke is a private retirement community just north of Catalina, over the Pinal County line north of Tucson.

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