Should Donald Trump pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio? | The Tylt
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt after he failed to obey court orders to end racial profiling practices, and the 85-year-old right-wing hero now faces up to six months behind bars. Arpaio, an ardent President Trump supporter and campaign surrogate, said he would accept a pardon from the president—and many on the right say he deserves one. But critics of Arpaio say the hardliner did the crime and needs to do the time. What do you think?
Should Donald Trump pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio?
Arpaio's supporters who agree with his stance on immigration say he is the real victim here. In an interview with the popular conspiracy website InfoWars, Arpaio made a direct appeal to the president:
“Where is President Trump on this case?” he asked, adding: “I’m being convicted for honestly trying to enforce the immigration laws that Trump swore during the campaign he would uphold if elected president.”
While he would appreciate and accept a pardon, Arpaio says he won't request one.
Others say Arpaio was a law enforcement official who broke the law, why should he get a pardon?
Of course he would but he should go to jail. You broke the law, lawman.— Adriana (@wonderwoman1246) August 11, 2017
And those who opposed Arpaio's policies say nobody deserves jail more. He was found in contempt of court for his refusal to end unconstitutional racial profiling policies that targeted Hispanics and other racial minorities. Karma's a bitch, Joe.