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Sunday, September 03, 2017

McCain leads criticism of Trump over Arpaio pardon

Democrats, immigrant rights activists and other members of the anti-Trump resistance were enraged by President Trump’s pardon late Friday of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

And so was Sen. John McCain.

While most Republicans remained silent on the pardon, Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican who has frequently battled both Mr. Arpaio and Mr. Trump, released a statement saying the president had undercut his own proclamations of law and order.

“Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders,” said Mr. McCain. “The president has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.”

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

McCain
World's biggest DEMOCRAT.

Anonymous said...

McCain is an old worn out a$$
He is irrelevant and immaterial
Mr. Trump did the right thing
No one should go to jail for enforcing the law.
If they aren't illegal there was nothing to worry about
End of conversation

Anonymous said...

This man is a disgrace to our country!

Anonymous said...

Why is a us coast guard commander Carl Schultz on CNN giving live updates ? Does he still work for Obama or Trump he needs to be calling into Fox news NOT CNN.

Anonymous said...

1:22 Hillary Lost....Get over it.

Anonymous said...

McCain, please go quietly or we'll have Jane Fonda come visit you AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

Sorry 1:22 I was referring to McCain. I should be more clear!!

Anonymous said...

He needs to just dry up and go away, a complete idiot who was actually a disgrace to the Navy by killing 54 Sailors wit a stupid stunt on an aircraft carrier. He should have been court marshaled.

Anonymous said...

Finally we have a reason to excuse McCain's ridiculous comments. He has brain damage.

Anonymous said...

Ignore the ignorant.

Anonymous said...

I like Donald and I like Joe.

Anonymous said...

Cat should run away with Piglosia.

Anonymous said...

McCain. Go home. Enjoy what time you have left with your family. Your daughter is a great Republican - you not so much. God bless

Anonymous said...

F him, it's time for him to get somewere, he's the only vet that I have zero respect for.

Anonymous said...

Trump was correct, McCain is no hero. Lately he has actually been anti-American.

Anonymous said...

Just go away John

Anonymous said...

He did not follow the law... he broke the law and thought he could take the law in to his own hands.
Well he got away with it.. one criminal protecting another.

Anonymous said...

If he had had a trial by jury he most probably would NOT have been convicted. However, he did NOT. Case closed.

USMCRetired said...

All Sheriff Arpaio did was inforce the immigration laws. He did not target these individuals they targeted themselves. He has the right to check or investigate their immigration status. Yet Obama pardon's Manning the transvestite who sold secrets, and no one protested that outrage. McCain is a joke!

Bob Aswell....Realist tired of the liars said...

Don't worry, time is going to catch up with our man McCain. My best bet in less than a year, we won't have to listen to him or Mike Busch.
Poetic Justice!!!!! Bob Aswell....Realist tired of the liars

dogg said...

wasnt McCain pardoned by Nixon?? If not, I believe McCain would still be in prison.

Anonymous said...

August 29, 2017 at 6:31 AM

Oh snowflake, go sit on the couch and be quiet.

Dogg, this was brought up and at least two of us searched for that but could not find a definitive answer about if he got pardoned or not.

Anonymous said...

As our corrupt congressmen never leave office voluntarily, it is only fitting that this corrupt congressman will leave involuntarily due to his terminal illness. He does not have much longer to block his own party's president, over his personal vendetta.

Anonymous said...

It was Obama who took executive action which was contrary to our laws. There is a process that immigrants must follow. Illegals were allowed to come here in masses under Obama and the states had a huge burden to provide services for them. Sheriff Arpaio had every right to uphold the law of the land. Liberal judges chose to back the Obama. That's why it's important for Trump to move along on appointing judges who will uphold the Constitution and hold people accountable for breaking our laws.