March 18, 2016

During Bernie Sanders Flagstaff, Arizona rally yesterday, Bernie took the time to single out the odious Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who ambushed his wife at Arpaio's Tent City.

The rally came days after Mr. Sanders’s wife, Jane Sanders, had an impromptu discussion with Sheriff Arpaio at his so-called Tent City in Maricopa County, where jail inmates are housed under the hot sun. Sheriff Arpaio has said that the conditions there are no worse than those faced by many United States soldiers overseas.

Mr. Sanders said that Sheriff Arpaio, who is well known for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration, had “ambushed” his wife. “She asked him about racial profiling, and he didn’t have an answer,” Mr. Sanders said. “She asked him about conditions in Tent City and other abuses that he has perpetuated, and he didn’t have an answer. You know what, he cannot have an answer, because what he is doing is un-American and uncivilized.”

He told the cheering crowd, “If elected president, we are going to pass comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship, whether Mr. Arpaio likes it or not.”

Good for you, Bernie. Sheriff Arpaio is a nasty symptom of the problem created by xenophobic GOP.

"If I’m elected president, watch out Joe!"

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