President Trump Pardons American Hero Joe Arpaio

By Todd Starnes/Twitter

President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio today – a decision that is sure to delight freedom-loving Americans across the nation.

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Sheriff Joe was a one-man border wall – who dedicated his life to ridding his county of the scourge of illegal aliens.

Jack Wilenchik, the sheriff’s attorney, told me he was contacted by White House at 6 p.m. eastern.

“This is justice being done,” he told the Todd Starnes Show.

Wilenchik said Arpaio was tried for enforcing the law and convicted for enforcing the law. 

“This pardon is a sanity check,” he said. “The president is righting a great wrong here.”

Wilenchik said the former sheriff is ecstatic about the pardon – and noted that it came at the most memorable of days – his wife’s birthday.

“It’s a great gift,” the attorney said.

Thank you, Mr. President and God Speed to Sheriff Joe!

Following, is a statement from the White House:

Today, President Donald J. Trump granted a Presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.  Arpaio’s life and career, which began at the age of 18 when he enlisted in the military after the outbreak of the Korean War, exemplify selfless public service.  After serving in the Army, Arpaio became a police officer in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, NV and later served as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), formerly the Bureau of Narcotics.  After 25 years of admirable service, Arpaio went on to lead the DEA’s branch in Arizona.

In 1992, the problems facing his community pulled Arpaio out of retirement to return to law enforcement.  He ran and won a campaign to become Sheriff of Maricopa County.  Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon.

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