Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Pardon of Former Sheriff Arpaio

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Sunrise, FL, August 25, 2017 | comments
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio tonight:

"After drawing kudos from racists for his response to a fatal white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Donald Trump chooses now, of all times, to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This shameful act – done under cover of a Friday night rollout – is just another ugly, brazen pander to his nativist base. With a notorious reputation for ethnic profiling, Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt related to his refusal to stop imprisoning suspected illegal immigrants after being ordered by a federal judge to stop. This pardon will only sew more discord and division within our nation, and maintain the steady stream of shame that Trump heaps upon his sacred office nearly every day."

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