Trump says he’s considering pardon for Joe Arpaio
President Trump told Fox News he was seriously considering pardoning for former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last month of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order to stop arrest because the suspects of being immigrants Undocumented immigrants.
Trump said the conference during a conversation in Bedminster, New Jersey, that forgiveness could come soon, perhaps in a matter of days. The media reported the conversation on its website on Monday.
“I could do it right away, maybe earlier in the week. I seriously think about it,” Trump said, according to Fox News. Arpaio said he was a “great American patriot” who had “done much in the fight against illegal immigration.”
“Is there anyone in the local law enforcement who did more to curb illegal immigration than Sheriff Joe? ‘” Trump said, according to Fox News. “He protected people from crimes and saved lives. He does not deserve to be treated this way.”
Arpaio, whose position and extreme tactics on illegal immigration made him a household name, was convicted of criminal contempt last month by a federal judge in Arizona.
He was sentenced to six months in prison for his conviction, scheduled for 5 October. Jack Wilenchik, Avocado Arpaio said qu’Arpaio was convicted the former bailiff would appeal to a jury trial and the judge’s ruling was “contrary to any witness stated in matter.”
“Joe Arpaio is there in the long run and will continue his fight to defend himself, to prove his innocence and to protect the public,” said Wilenchik.
Wilenchik did not immediately respond to telephone and e-mail messages seeking comment Monday.
A spokesman for the White House did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment. A Justice Department spokesman said he was not aware of the president’s remarks, but he hoped action had been taken before commenting.
Arpaio, 85, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, has long defended Trump and supported the Republican National Convention in July.
Men seem to share the same worldview regarding illegal immigrants and use harsh tactics against criminals or suspected criminals. Arpaio is well known, in part, for forcing its inhabitants to wear pink underwear and to sleep in the open in the city prison of the store.
In reaction to the possibility that Trump could forgive Arpaio, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, Cecillia Wang, said: “Trump’s president is literally worth the flagrant violation of Joe Arpaio’s federal court orders prohibiting illegal detention Of Latinos.
It would nullify a conviction secured by his career attorneys at the Department of Justice. Make no mistake: this would be an official endorsement of racism by the president. “