Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff so racist that even when he was threatened with jail for unlawfully targeting and racially profiling Latinos in Arizona, he couldn’t stop and was eventually thrown in jail, is running for the U.S. Senate. That’s because equally deplorable President Donald Trump had him pardoned from prison, and now this former patriarch of the Birther movement is looking to replace retiring Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.
“I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again,” Arpaio wrote on Twitter, Reuters reports.
Joe Arpaio is proof that racist white men stay winning in Trump’s America. Think about this: Arpaio was so racist, he went to jail because he refused to stop being racist, and another racist pardoned him, saying that he was just “doing his job.” Now that freed racist is running for Senate and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have a job because he protested the killing of unarmed black men, women and children by police.
That’s the forward trajectory under which racist white men fall. But the righteous side of America is still working to get past the legacy of the man who once dubbed himself “the toughest sheriff in America,” before he lost a bid for re-election in Arizona’s Maricopa County in 2016 after 24 years in office, Reuters reports.
This asshole now wants to run for Senate, and the GOP doesn’t care about his controversial policies as sheriff, which included a now torn-down tent city in which prisoners were forced to live outside in tents, or his unrelenting stance on illegal immigration. They don’t care that during his reign as sheriff, Maricopa County stopped black or Latino drivers at more than double the rate of their white counterparts even though whites make up almost 70 percent of the county. Hell, the GOP doesn’t care who runs for office or who wins, for that matter, since most of them were willing to support an accused pedophile’s bid for office.
I wonder if the two have any similarities ...
Need I say more?
Read more at Reuters.