There Is No Pardoning Joe Arpaio

Nearly 10 years before Donald Trump pardoned him, Joe Arpaio made clear his racism, in a most public way. In an appearance on CNN, the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff grinned after host Lou Dobbs asked him how he felt about being compared to the Ku Klux Klan. "Well, you know, they call you KKK," Arpaio said. "They did me. I think it's an honor, right? Means we're doing something." In this perilous time for our country, I feel the need to keep reminding people that our words reveal us. When President Donald Trump says "some very fine people" marched with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who inflicted their hate on Charlottesville, Virginia, it's clear which side he's on. When Joe Arpaio says it's "an honor" to be lumped with the KKK, there's no doubt how he feels about the people this hate group targets.   Continue reading...

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