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Calls for ‘secret ballot’ for Trump’s impeachment trial — to ‘protect’ GOP senators from violence

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<p>”The vote to censure comes two-and-a-half months after Mr. Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Arizona in more than two decades, and only the second Democrat in 50 years. For decades, Republicans controlled both U.S. Senate seats, but lost the first in 2018 and the second last year. Mr. Ducey, who was easily re-elected in 2018, is the most prominent Republican still in office who has won statewide,” the newspaper explained. “Many moderate Republican officials have dismissed the censure as a distraction, saying it will largely serve to alienate other moderates in a state where independent voters make up nearly a third of the electorate.”</p><p>Arizona Republic columnist Tim Steller reported on the chaos that broke out at the meeting.</p><div class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”c353986b4648bc57d76816506e0f647c” id=”86473″><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet” data-partner=”rebelmouse” data-twitter-tweet-id=”1353069999598915584″><div style=”margin:1em 0″>In one post-election outburst, McCarthy accused Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of working for the CIA.</div> — Tim Steller (@Tim Steller)<a href=”https://twitter.com/senyorreporter/statuses/1353069999598915584″>1611432001.0</a></blockquote></div><p><br/></p><div class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”5eab6960ebc6290a36f66c6edbef0240″ id=”efdfa”><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet” data-partner=”rebelmouse” data-twitter-tweet-id=”1353074005075324928″><div style=”margin:1em 0″>Now Right Side Broadcasting has been told to stop their broadcast of the @azgop meeting, so that Facebook Live link… https://t.co/SqZf8LRay5</div> — Tim Steller (@Tim Steller)<a href=”https://twitter.com/senyorreporter/statuses/1353074005075324928″>1611432956.0</a></blockquote></div><p>Despite the feed being cut, a capture of the video was posted to Twitter.</p><p>”Okay, everybody,” I am calling for a voice of peace and calm,” Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward told the crowd before announcing that the people complaining would be escorted out.”<br/><br/>”This is not Republican behavior,” Ward claimed, less than two weeks after the insurrection by Trump.</p><div class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”11ccd26f97fdc0f25e189abd98012d26″ id=”081c9″><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet” data-partner=”rebelmouse” data-twitter-tweet-id=”1353067415819612165″><div style=”margin:1em 0″>”This is not Republican behavior,” says @kelliwardaz as all hell breaks loose at the Arizona GOP meeting. @AZGOP https://t.co/tRnKZcNPOd</div> — Michael Edgecomb (@Michael Edgecomb)<a href=”https://twitter.com/TheEdgePHX/statuses/1353067415819612165″>1611431385.0</a></blockquote></div><p><br/></p>
<div class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”6aaa67d8bebc2035c7c8a95208898257″ id=”59ab1″><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet” data-partner=”rebelmouse” data-twitter-tweet-id=”1353109798791725056″><div style=”margin:1em 0″>AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward wins her re-election on the second ballot, she won 51.5% to 48.5%, according to spox. Ahead… https://t.co/n12xfR184r</div> — Eliza Collins (@Eliza Collins)<a href=”https://twitter.com/elizacollins1/statuses/1353109798791725056″>1611441490.0</a></blockquote></div>

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