Trump pardons Sheriff Joe

I saw on the Today Show that politicians from both parties are saying this is a bad signal for those who believe in the rule of law. President Trump on Friday pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff whose aggressive efforts to hunt down ["hunt down" is an inflammatory expression connoting injustice –ed.] and detain undocumented immigrants made him a national symbol of the divisive politics of immigration and earned him a criminal contempt conviction. In a two-paragraph statement, the White House said that Mr. Arpaio gave "years of admirable service to our nation" and called him a "worthy candidate for a presidential pardon." Mr. Trump called Mr. Arpaio "an American patriot" in a tweet later Friday. "He kept Arizona safe!" the president said. What a joke.  Democrats and others who support sanctuary cities are now for the rule of law.  They couldn't stand Sheriff Joe...(Read Full Post)

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