Despite facing an onslaught of legal attacks aimed at eroding his public image, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio succeeded in winning the Maricopa County Republican primary election this Tuesday, meaning he gets to run for his seventh term in office this November.
LifeZette reported that Arpaio won 66 percent of the vote against three other challengers. This seemed like an impressive feat given the witch hunt being waged against him by President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, which has repeatedly accused him of engaging in racial profiling.
In fact, it was only two weeks ago when federal Judge G. Murray Snow recommended the sheriff be charged with criminal contempt for his alleged failure to implement anti-profiling measures.
“Sheriff Arpaio and Chief Deputy Sheridan have a history of obfuscation and subversion of this Court’s orders that is as old as this case and did not stop after they themselves became the subjects of civil contempt,” the judge wrote at the time.
Demands have also reportedly been made for Arpaio to resign, but according to his attorney, Mel McDonald, he has no intention of complying.
“Very simply, he’s not going to resign and he’s not going to accept a plea agreement to something he didn’t do,” she told reporters Monday, adding that she had provided the judge with “court page after page after page” proving that the sheriff does not engage in racial profiling.
Instead, the outspoken law enforcement agent intends to fight to maintain his position as one of the nation’s most beloved sheriffs, the whims of the Obama administration notwithstanding.
Will Sheriff Arpaio eventually win this case just like he won the primary election? We certainly hope so.
If he were to lose, though, it would be a devastating loss for law-abiding Americans — and a joyful victory for President Barack Obama’s vision of a lawless America.
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