Vice President Mike Pence praised Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court, as a “tireless champion of…the rule of law” during an event in Arizona on Tuesday. Pence, speaking at a tax policy event in Phoenix, said he was “honored” by the former sheriff’s attendance, and called Arpaio a “great friend of this president and tireless champion of strong borders and the rule of law.”
“I’m honored to have you here.”
Vice President Mike Pence recognizes ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio during a tax policy event in Arizona, calling Arpaio a “tireless champion of strong borders and the rule of law.” pic.twitter.com/tzmS3sKPnN
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 1, 2018
Plea to press. Take a day off from chasing Trump’s nonsense and actually hold @vp Mike Pence accountable for saying bigoted criminal Joe Arpaio is honorable.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) May 2, 2018
Mike Pence, Joe Arpaio, Sarah Huckabee Sanders–these days I can’t tell if we’re in The Handmaid’s Tale or Westworld.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 2, 2018
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 2, 2018
Joe Arpaio had spent years implementing discriminatory policies, flouting the law, and violating the civil rights of the people he was elected to serve. Forwarding this message to VP Mike Pence who called the former sheriff a “tireless champion” of the rule of law. 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/vFBvL6pCFq
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) May 2, 2018