The nation was shocked when Sheriff Joe Arpaio was sentenced to jail for obeying the law. Liberal judges railroaded the man for detaining a criminal alien.
But the law and order president, Donald Trump, wasn’t going to let that stand. He pardoned the sheriff, much to the chagrin of liberals and the delight of millions of Americans.
Now that the 85-year-old sheriff is free, he has promised one thing: he’s not going away.
Speaking in a radio interview recorded on Saturday, former sheriff Joe Arpaio declared “I’m not going away” and hinted at a public career move one day after being pardoned by President Donald Trump.
Arpaio also used the interview to hit back at Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for criticizing Trump’s decision to pardon the former sheriff for criminal contempt of court. Arpaio said he was “a little surprised” by McCain’s comments and alleged that McCain was just trying to “make the president look bad.”
Arpaio slammed McCain for casting a decisive vote on a bill to repeal some parts of Obamacare: “Think of that. Think of that and how many people are going to suffer. He should be supporting our president.”
Arpaio was convicted last month for defying a judge’s order to not detain suspected illegal immigrants. He had faced up to six months in prison and possible fines.
Asked directly whether he is planning to seek a political position now that he has been pardoned, the 85-year-old Arpaio replied:
“You know what, I told my wife I’m not finished. I’ve got a lot of things in mind. Since I left office I’ve been very busy. I’ve got my own office setup. I’m not going away. Why would I go away?”
That sounds like the words of a much younger man. A man possessed with strength and fire to lead people.
While many people half Arpaio’s age are throwing in the towel, this patriot is vowing to continue the good fight.
Who knows? Maybe he’ll replace McCain as senator of Arizona. God knows we need that. Regardless of his plans, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of this tough sheriff.
As the left scheme to destroy our values and laws, it’s good to know that we have men like Arpaio, continuing to fight the good fight.