U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton -- a Clinton appointee -- slapped him with a criminal contempt of court ruling last month, which prompted Trump to issue a pardon. Neither Congress nor the Supreme Court can overturn.
It will be fun watching the liberals go all "law and order" over the pardon.
But a presidential pardon is law and it is order.
The Constitution and the 2016 election granted Donald John Trump the authority to pardon Joe Arpaio.
This is a use of that power, not an abuse.
Don't let the blankety-blanks re-frame this matter as some sort of over-reach.
The over-reach was by Judge Bolton who wanted to stop the sheriff from upholding the law.
He's 85. He has served the nation proudly, and the people of Arizona well.
But the media hates them because the media apes Democrats, and bleats and repeats their talking points.
From the New Yorker before Trump pardoned Arpaio:
Arpaio is scheduled to be sentenced for the contempt-of-court charge on October 5th, and he could serve up to six months in prison. If Trump chooses to pardon him, it will be a gift to the white nationalists. But it will also signal a broad-brush contempt for fundamental rights in this country. As Paul Charlton, a former U.S. Attorney in Arizona, told the Washington Post, “If you pardon that kind of conduct, if you forgive that behavior, you are acknowledging that racist conduct in law enforcement is worth the kind of mercy that underlies a pardon — and it’s not. And it’s an abuse of the President’s discretion. It’s an injustice, and speaks volumes about the President’s disregard for civil rights if this pardon takes place.” That’s true, but Trump’s praise for Arpaio speaks loudly already.
While the Constitution, in contrast, recognizes the very practical need for an executive, that doesn’t mean its framers feared the growth of tyranny any less. The Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of neutral judicial process before deprivation of liberty cannot function with a weaponized pardon power that enables President Trump, or any president, to circumvent judicial protections of constitutional rights.
Actually, the Founding Fathers realized that the courts could be used to railroad people -- that injustices occur that only a president can cure.
The judge abused her power.
President Trump just trumped her.
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Way to go, Prez! Just think, all that work by Obama's DON out the window with one stroke of the pen.ReplyDelete
Excellent use of presidential power. Sherrif Joe has been a target of libs for years.ReplyDelete
And all the people saying Trump is now a thrall of the Deep State will have to explain how it was allowed to happen.ReplyDelete
I don't recall hearing pig squeals when Clinton pardoned Rich and got richer. But then again he was filling their trough. Topping off a Democrats trough makes you his and the NY media's best friend, till it all gone that is. Then it's the memory hole.ReplyDelete
I still fear for Trump. He needs a Preatorian guard packing extreme heat.
The Praetorian Guard took out plenty of emperors. You do not want those.Delete
They did Mike. But that was because they became venal. It was a different time then. Trump is in danger.Delete
It's about time. Perhaps if he had a trial by a jury of his peers he wouldn't have needed a pardon. A jury is a safety valve against a hostile judge, prosecutor, or court animosity. And never take a court-appointed lawyer. - ElricReplyDelete
Sheriff Arpaio's wife is suffering from cancer. He needs to be home with her.ReplyDelete
Sheriff Arpaio enforced the countries immigration laws when the federal government - led by Obama, Holder, and Lynch - were derelict in their duty and ignored the laws they has taken an oath to enforce.
NY Times publishes "Why Trump Can’t Pardon Arpaio" 15 minutes before @realDonaldTrump Pardons him! ClassicReplyDelete
If I were a cynical person, I might think Trump had the pardon sitting in his drawer, waiting does the right minute to play it.Delete
That is priceless. 😊
And the US Atty. who let the Clinton/Rodham Gang get away with buying and selling pardons?ReplyDelete
A: Jim Comey.
Worst. Political. Class. Ever.
"It will be fun watching the liberals go all "law and order" over the pardon."ReplyDelete
It will be fun watching the liberals when Joe comes out swinging. The issue of the forged birth certificate Obama released is not over:
Jones: Tell us what you think about Soros, that Nazi collaborator.
Arpaio: Well he went after me for illegal immigration and he said the tents have to go, but there's another thing I'm not going to talk about now why I feel he really went after me and I'm not going to get into birth certificates right now, but this is a bigger subject matter and we'll address that in the near future.
12/15/16 Arpaio's last conference on the forged birth certificate released by Obama.
If Clinton had been indicted for her sleight-of-hand tricks with classified documents, Democrats would be braying for an immediate pardon.ReplyDelete
My only criticism is that he did it as part of a Friday news dump. I would've preferred a Monday in-your-face-liberals announcement.ReplyDelete
This is an outrageous misuse of the pardon power. It's what you get with a non-politician in a political job.ReplyDelete
Look to Bill Clinton for how to do it right -- the Rich pardon for example.
Trump didn't make a dime out of this pardon -- amateur!
Sheriff Arpaio supposedly was accused of being racist in his law enforcement actions. Gee, I didn't know that Mexicans and Central Americans were a different race. I just thought they were criminals that under federal law 287(g) local officials could enforce. Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) Section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deputize selected state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law.ReplyDelete
Joe was doing what the Feds should have been doing but Obama told them not to. So, it's a RIGHTEOUS pardon.ReplyDelete