Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona has been a thorn in Barack Hussein Obama’s side ever since he took office because he has never been afraid to speak out against the president’s ridiculous policies.
Because of this, Obama’s government has been trying to find a way to take Arpaio down and silence him for years. Unfortunately, it looks like they may have finally succeeded.
NBC News reported that federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday that they will charge Arpaio, 84, with criminal contempt of court for defying a judge’s orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona.
This could put Arpaio in jail and also destroy his political future, as he is currently running for his seventh term as sheriff. It’s clear that the main motive behind this move is to stop Arpaio from taking office again, as the announcement was made just a month before Election Day.
Arpaio has previously admitted to violating the immigration patrols order, but he says it was not intentional.
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow previously recommended that Arpaio be charged with contempt, but he left it up to federal prosecutors on whether or not to actually bring the case against him. Prosecutor John Keller announced in court that his office will bring a misdemeanor contempt of court charge against Arpaio. Arpaio could face up to six months in jail if he’s convicted on this charge.
Arpaio lawyer Mel McDonald told reporters that Arpaio will not be arrested and that he will plead not guilty to the charge. The sheriff is reportedly confident that he will win his case before a jury.
“We believe the sheriff, being an elected official, should be judged by his peers,” McDonald said.
It’s sickening that Obama and his minions are still trying to take Arpaio down simply for being an outspoken conservative. SHARE this story if you stand with Sheriff Joe!