PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, former Senator Jeff Flake, and Cindy McCain have all been censured by the Republican party during the party's annual GOP meeting on Saturday.
Gov. Ducey's Political Director released the following statement following the censorship from his party:
These resolutions are of no consequence whatsoever, and the people behind them have lost whatever little moral authority they may have once had.
Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake tweeted "good company," with a photo of himself, McCain, and Gov. Ducey at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration earlier this week.
In an interview with Arizona's Family on Sunday evening, Flake told us: "All I can say is, if what it takes to be OK with the party is to be OK with the president's behavior conduct, then I'm just fine being on the outs. I'm just fine being censured."
Cindy McCain also responded to the censorship on twitter with the following message:
It is a high honor to be included in a group of Arizonans who have served our state and our nation so well...and who, like my late husband John, have been censured by the AZGOP. I’ll wear this as a badge of honor.— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) January 24, 2021
Republican party Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward also won re-election for the chair seat. Ward was defending her seat against Sergio Arellano, Bob Lettieri, and Ann Niemann. It came down to a 2nd ballot between Ward and Arellano, with Ward winning the chair 51.5% to 48.5% over Arellano, according to multiple reports.
Ward received an endorsement from former President Trump earlier this week.
Following the announcement of Ward's re-election, Ward and Arellano walked out onto the stage together, with Arellano congratulating Ward and calling for unity within the party.
Earlier Saturday afternoon, the Arizona Democratic Party announced Raquel Teran won the seat as the party's new Chairwoman.