America’s toughest sheriff will not be going to jail. The president issued a pardon.
Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt when he disobeyed orders to not arrest illegals.
But now the president has sent a loud and clear message. We are a nation of laws and liberal agendas are not going to fly in a Trump era.
CNN has this.
President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio of his conviction for criminal contempt, the White House said Friday night.
Arpaio, who was a sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for disregarding a court order in a racial profiling case. Arpaio’s sentencing had been scheduled for October 5.
“Not only did (Arpaio) abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise,” wrote US District Judge Susan Bolton in the July 31 order.
Trump indicated he would pardon Arpaio at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday: “I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy.”
“I’ll make a prediction,” Trump said, adding, “I think he’s going to be just fine.”
Here’s Sheriff Joe talking to Sean Hannity after his pardon:
This pardon is bound to make huge waves with the left, but conservatives will rejoice.
Now, to build the wall!