by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
It’s hard to imagine a more hated man to the left than former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio — except Donald J. Trump himself.
Sheriff Joe was the victim of a massive effort by Barack Obama’s administration to destroy him for daring to enforce the law against illegal aliens — and it recently bore fruit.
Arpaio was just convicted of “contempt” by a Clinton-appointed Federal judge for “racial profiling.” At least that’s what liberals call it. To the rest of us that means enforcing existing immigration laws on the books.
Judge Susan Bolton — and the far-left 9th Circuit Appeals Court — both outrageously denied Arpaio his right to a jury trial — because she knew quite well prosecutors would have a devil of a time convicting him with the people making the call. So they did Joe in with a Kangaroo Court.
Well now it looks like President Trump is going to rescue “America’s Toughest Sheriff” from Obama’s witch hunt.
Trump is reported to be “seriously considering” pardoning former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently found guilty of criminal contempt after refusing to follow a judge’s order to stop profiling suspected illegal immigrant drivers.
Trump apparently told Fox News’s Greg Jarrett that the pardon could happen in a matter of days:
“I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio. […] 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.”
Fox News has more details on the charges against Arpaio:
Arpaio, 85, was convicted by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton of misdemeanor contempt of court for willfully disregarding an Arizona judge’s order in 2011 to stop the anti-immigrant traffic patrols. Arpaio had maintained the law enforcement patrols for 17 months thereafter.
The man who built a controversial national reputation as “America’s toughest sheriff” admitted he prolonged his patrols, but insisted he did not intend to break the law because one of his former attorneys did not explain to him the full measure of restrictions contained in the court order.
He is expected to be sentenced on Oct. 5 and could face up to six months in jail. However, since he is 85 years old and has no prior convictions, some attorneys doubt he will receive any jail time.
Arpaio was an early supporter of Trump, as both men aligned on the issue of illegal immigration. Trump’s critics were already losing it over the report, claiming it shows Trump sides with “racists”:
A pardon for racist sheriff Joe Arpaio would be an interesting political choice in the wake of Charlottesville. https://t.co/CyxKCLrQnL
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 14, 2017
Arpaio was Trump's partner in crime on the birther investigation. He is literally living proof of Trump's commitment to racism.
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) August 14, 2017
— SeanSpicer's Mic (@Spicerlies) August 14, 2017
Moments after denouncing racism, Trump considers pardoning the racist, Joe Arpaio. https://t.co/gMP9HAvbfW
— Mario (@mtehuitz) August 14, 2017
Sherrif Joe Arpaio is a criminal. Trump debating pardoning him is abhorrent. I guess he needs to win back white nationalists' affection.
— Ben Kissel (@BenKissel) August 14, 2017
Hmm..why wasn’t it “racism” or “White nationalism” when Obama deported an estimated 2.75 million illegal aliens in his 8 years?
And it’s interesting how the left didn’t make a peep over Obama’s pardon for traitor Bradley “Chelsea” Manning. One suspects Trump could “pardon” Mother Teresa, and the left would still rake him over the coals for it.
Expect an explosion of liberal venom if Trump follows through with controversial — and well-deserved — first presidential pardon of Sheriff Joe.