His buddy Donald Trump may have pardoned him….
But he IS STILL on the record as a CONVICED criminal…
Arpaio is currently trailing GOP Rep. Martha McSally in the polling…..Trump’s endorsement could help …Maybe…The last few people Trump ‘helped’?…Lost….
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed to have a contempt of court conviction cleared as he officially kicks off his bid to be Arizona’s next senator.
Local Arizona news station KTAR reported Friday that Arpaio has filed an appeal with the U.S. District Court, arguing that Judge Susan Bolton “refused to give the Sheriff a trial by jury,” and that her “verdict was completely unsupported by the evidence, among numerous other reasons” when she found him in contempt of court for refusing to stop racially profiling Hispanic people at traffic stops for immigration checks.
The former Arizona sheriff, who lost his reelection bid in 2016 after two decades on the job, was known as “America’s toughest sheriff” for his “tent city” prison complex and oft-criticized brutal treatment of prisoners….