Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio made a major announcement via his Twitter account on Tuesday. The former sheriff hinted that he might have some big plans after President Trump pardoned him for criminal contempt of court in August.
“I am seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate,” Arpaio recently told the Daily Beast.
Arpaio hinted at his potential political plans after the interviewer asked him if he intended to run for Representative Franks’ seat. The Arizona congressman steps down at the end of January.
“No, I would not consider it, but I am considering running for the Senate, Flake’s seat,” Arpaio replied.
Well, now Sheriff Joe has officially announced. He tweeted, “I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again.”
Check it out, per Breitbart:
A judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton found Arpaio guilty in July of contempt of court for ignoring a court order barring his officers from taking illegal aliens into custody on the roadways.
The president announced that he would pardon Arpaio for his “admirable service” to the country for serving in the Army, working in law enforcement as a police officer and then as a special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and serving as sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona.
“Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now 85 years old, and after more than 50 years of admirable service to our nation, he is a worthy candidate for a presidential pardon,” the White House announced in a statement announcing President Trump’s decision to pardon Arpaio.
After Jeff “Flakey” announced his retirement, a poll conducted in October showed former state Senator Dr. Kelli Ward as the favored candidate in the Republican primary. She also has endorsements from conservative commentator Laura Ingraham and Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon.
I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again. https://t.co/ANppBdDOtp
— Sheriff Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) January 9, 2018
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