After being pardoned by President Trump for ignoring a court order to stop his illegal and unconstitutional activities, disgraced ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio has decided to run for Senate.
Arpaio announced his official intention to seek the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in an interview with David Drucker of The Washington Examiner.
Arpaio points out he is a supporter of the man who pardoned his unconstitutional, racist activities as sheriff of Maricopa county.
“I have a lot to offer,” Arpaio told Drucker. “I’m a big supporter of President Trump. I’m going to have to work hard; you don’t take anything for granted. But I would not being doing this if I thought that I could not win. I’m not here to get my name in the paper, I get that everyday, anyway.”
His pardon came last year after being found guilty of contempt of court for willfully violating a 2011 federal judge’s order to stop a program of racially profiling Latinos.
Arpaio had his deputies racially discriminate and target Latino drivers, just in case they might be undocumented.
Arpaio still believes he made the right choice with his illegal behavior, which shows his contempt for the law, not only as a sheriff, but afterwards.
When asked this summer by Univision whether he had any regrets about his prejudice, Arpaio said he had nothing to apologize for and insisted that “the Hispanics” didn’t actually hate him despite his program of racially profiling them.
If elected, he will undoubtedly carry on his tradition of prejudice and discrimination.