It’s hard to imagine anyone else in Arizona who has done more for cracking down on illegal immigration than ‘Sheriff Joe’ Arpaio.
Liberals have been piling on Sheriff Arpaio for some time now for enforcing state and federal laws near the border with Mexico. The sheriff became hero to many conservatives and gained a national profile for fighting illegal immigration during Obama’s era when the flooding of illegal immigrants was the norm.
Recently Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty of a misdemeanor contempt of court. He could face up to 6 months in jail, but not if President Trump can help him.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
The president has confirmed he is looking at officially pardoning the controversial sheriff, according to a Fox News report.
“I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio,” Trump stated on Sunday. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.”
Trump also indicated that he will likely make a decision on the Arpaio pardon in the next few days.
The 85-year-old retired officer was found guilty on July 31 of misdemeanor contempt of court from his time in office when he continued to back enforcement efforts against illegal immigrants in Maricopa County, Arizona.
He could face up to six months in jail for that charge, although he has not yet been sentenced.
Liberals piled on Arpaio for enforcing state and federal laws near the border with Mexico. The sheriff became hero to many conservatives as he gained a national profile for fighting illegal immigration during the Obama era.
It looks like Trump is one of his many fans.
“Is there anyone in local law enforcement who has done more to crack down on illegal immigration than Sheriff Joe?” Trump said, according to Fox. “He has protected people from crimes and saved lives. He doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.”
Word of the president’s possible pardon quickly reached the tough but aging former cop.
“I am happy he understands the case,” Arpaio said to Fox News. “I would accept the pardon because I am 100 percent not guilty.”
Of course, there’s no doubt a potential pardon from Trump would throw open-border advocates into a tizzy and riots would take over in Arizona.
The sad part is, Sheriff Joe was basically hauled into court for doing his sworn duty: enforcing the laws of his state and the nation.
It’s totally bizarre that a law enforcement officer is being punished for doing exactly what his job title states.
It’s no surprise to many of Americans, Obama did not enforce the law of the land – the Constitution. Obama believed in open borders. He flooded our country with millions of illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants who once in our country, then committed atrocious crimes against innocent Americans like Kate Steinle and others.
After Obama’s immigration disaster, Americans voted for Donald Trump for President. Trump campaigned on the promise to ‘Build the wall’ and close our borders to ensure the safety of Americans first.
It’s time President Trump stepped up! Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio!
Let us know what you think in the comments. Should Sheriff Joe be pardoned by Trump?