Joe Arpaio recently announced his plans to run for the Senate, which was greatly opposed by Phoenix-based journalists and activists Michael and Jim.
According to them, Joe Arpaio does not deserve to be elected in the Senate, because of how he maltreated the migrants living in Maricopa County in Arizona. Serving as the county sheriff from 1992, Joe Arpaio enacted county-wide regulations that targeted people who are suspected of being undocumented and illegal immigrants.
His extreme measures in countering the rising problem of illegal immigration sparked protests all across the country, and he was accused of being a human rights violator.
Joe Arpaio was running for re-election as the county sheriff in 2016, but he failed to claim victory as his opponent had more votes than him, with the figures stating that he only got 45% of the votes. After he was stripped of his power, Joe Arpaio was plagued with hundreds of lawsuits, originating from the days when he served as the county sheriff.
In 2017, Joe Arpaio was arrested for contempt in court, and he was put behind bars. He was never threatened, stating that President Donald J. Trump will be pardoning him because they share the same belief. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were surprised after learning about the pardoning of Joe Arpaio.
They wanted to appeal to the president to reverse his decision, and according to the migrants’ rights activists, the former Maricopa County sheriff does not deserve any pardon because of how he treated the migrants living in Phoenix when he was in charge.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin believed that befriend President Donald J. Trump is one of the plans of Joe Arpaio to benefit from a Republican-dominated administration. He sensed that the man would win, and he gambled to show his loyalty to the president.
Earlier in the 2016 elections, Joe Arpaio has already campaigned for Donald J. Trump, and he was right in choosing the man as his president because the results in 2016 have shown that the Republican has won. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Despite the accusations about his infamy, many conservative and nationalist Americans see Joe Arpaio as a hero, and the president wanted to show these people that he is still loyal to them by giving him pardon.
After Joe Arpaio went out of the prison, he immediately stated that he would be running for the Senate in the 2018 United States Midterm Elections. Vice President Mike Pence endorsed him, and he is confident that he will be winning the Senatorial elections, as he has a substantial number of supporters in Arizona.
Meanwhile, Michael and Jim are now working with their fellow activists to mobilize their groups and campaign against Joe Arpaio.
They believe that once the former sheriff of the Maricopa County will be elected in the Senate, he will do everything to eliminate the migrants working in the United States, and deporting millions of people back to their home countries in the South. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin believe that it would cost the United States billions of dollars, and would cripple the national economy.