On Monday, a leftist judge in Arizona handed down an absurd verdict against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and it reeks of vengeance after he refused to follow the open borders mentality of the former administration.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton, a Clinton-era appointee, presided over the criminal contempt case against Arpaio, who took a stand against a court order to stop traffic patrols targeting illegal immigrants. Arpaio and his attorneys opted for not having a jury, and the decision proved to be a poor one after Bolton seemingly settled the score for the Obama administration with her outrageous verdict.
From BizPac Review:
The comments from U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, who found him guilty, reeks of settling a score for the previous administration.
“Not only did defendant 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,” Bolton wrote in her decision, according to The Washington Post.
His attorney’s say Arpaio should have faced a jury instead of being at the mercy of a judge, The Post reported — a no-brainer given the growing number of liberal judges in America.
“Her verdict is contrary to what every single witness testified in the case,” his legal team said in a statement. “Arpaio believes that a jury would have found in his favor, and that it will.”
Arpaio, who was an avid Trump supporter throughout the entire election, is set to be sentenced on Oct. 5, and he could face up to six months in jail. However, supporters of “America’s toughest sheriff,” who’s now 85, are calling on the President to use his pardon powers to help Arpaio out.
President Trump please pardon Joe Arpaio
— Charles Records (@records_charles) August 1, 2017
@realDonaldTrump please pardon Sheriffs Joe Arpaio
— Deplorable Mac (@Shawnmac12) August 1, 2017
Joe Arpaio is 85 years old and no longer Maricopa Sheriff. He is not a danger to anyone & @potus should pardon him of he is incarcerated. /2
— Nathan M. Hansen (@nathanmhansen) August 1, 2017
Hopefully Pres. Trump can help him, Obama did it for guilty people and terrorist !! Pardon JOE ARPAIO !!!! This is not right!!
— Fred Wyman (@Bear6448Wyman) August 1, 2017
Arpaio was the victim of a political lynching, plain and simple, so this is definitely one instance where there wouldn’t be much political fallout for pardoning the sheriff, especially given his age. Let’s hope President Trump does exactly that.