Sheriff Joe Arpaio hasn’t abandoned his political aspersions. Fresh off of a presidential pardon, he hinted that he was “seriously” considering a Senate run.
Arpaio’s presence in Washington would be a victory for the Trump administration. Liberals can’t stand the former sheriff; they were outraged when he was pardoned.
Arpaio was nabbed on suspicions that he was flouting the law by pulling over Hispanic drivers in Arizona without probable cause. Doubts over someone’s immigration status don’t classify as a reason to stop someone.
“No, I would not consider Franks’ seat, but I am considering running for the Senate, Flake’s seat. I feel like I just gave you a little scoop there,” Arpaio told the Daily Beast.
Arizona’s Rep. Trent Franks and Sen. Jeff Flake are both leaving their posts at the end of the year. Arpaio is gunning for Flake’s Senate seat.
Congress is in flux; it seems as if its members are shuffling around every day. Multiple leading politicians have been chased out of Washington by sexual assault allegations. Arpaio, at least, is innocent of any real crime.
“Arpaio’s life and career, which began at the age of 18 when he enlisted in the military after the outbreak of the Korean War, exemplify selfless public service,” President Trump said when he pardoned the sheriff.
“Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.”
Arpaio has the support of the White House. That might be enough to boost his campaign if he decides to run.
(Source: Daily Mail)