Barack Obama has been trying to take down Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for years because he has never been afraid to speak out against them.
Unfortunately, these liberals may finally have gotten rid of him politically, as he is currently embroiled in the toughest election in his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metro Phoenix.
Arizona Family reported that Arpaio, soon 85, is facing three Republican challengers in Tuesday’s primary. His opponents are Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban, retired sheriff’s deputy Wayne Baker, and Marsha Hill, a former commander of a volunteer sheriff’s posse.
The winner will go up against Democrat Paul Penzone, a retired Phoenix police officer, in the Nov. 8 general election.
Penzone unsuccessfully challenged Arpaio for the position of sheriff in 2012.
If Arpaio wins, this would be his seventh term as sheriff, but his chances have been hurt by the fact that he is facing the worst legal troubles of his career.
In the last four years, a liberal judge has ruled Arpaio’s officers racially profiled Latinos, the courts took away the sheriff’s immigration powers, and Arpaio was found in civil contempt of court for defying court orders in the profiling case.
Earlier this month, the Obama-loving judge presiding over the profiling case requested that prosecutors pursue a criminal contempt case against Arpaio for prolonging his immigration patrols months after the court ordered them stopped.
We can only hope that Sheriff Joe is able to rise above this, and that he win his primary on Tuesday!