Arizona GOP Gov. Doug Ducey on Sunday dismissed the state Republican Party's rebuke of him, telling CNN's "State of the Union" it is as an "action of very little consequence."
"The party in Arizona has had a long history of discontent; this is just the latest example," Ducey said, insisting instead, "The state party chairman should focus on winning races. That should be a top priority."
The state Republican Party has demonstrated its support of former President Donald Trump by censuring Ducey, who publicly opposed his attempts to overturn the presidential election results, Politico reported.
Arizona's GOP also censured former Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, who both endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president.
The Republican Party lost both Senate seats in Arizona over the past two years, as well as choosing a Democrat president last year for the first time since 1996.
"I worked incredibly hard to deliver the state for Donald Trump and red up through Election Day," Ducey told CNN. "Then, after Election Day, of course, once all the ballots were certified in all 15 counties, the vote had been audited and determined accurate, I had very little choice but to do the right thing, follow the law and the Constitution."
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