In a desperate bid to stay relevant, Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has rebirthed the birther issue so famously beaten to death by Donald Trump for what feels like 10 years. Yes, he swears he has new and amazing info that will blow this whole situation open...just 4 weeks before Obama leaves office.
The Hill is reporting that Joe has "restarted his investigation into President Obama’s citizenship." Fantastic.
Joe says he and his "chief investigator" will be “presenting their newest revelations to the years long investigation of the birth certificate presented by the White House in 2011 of President Obama."
Please note that after being nagged incessantly purely because he was (a) Black, (b) had the first name Barack, (c) the middle name Hussein and (d) the last name Obama, he had to prove that he was indeed born on American soil. Mind you, no one harassed him when he was a US Senator. Just when he became President. So, the White House released Obama's long-form birth certificate in 2011 which showed that he was born in Honolulu in 1961. Honolulu, Hawaii, as in an American state.
Not enough for birthers, though. Back in September, Arpaio told a group of bigots, I mean a "tea party group" that he wasn't giving up and that he would find proof, which will probably be something off of Infowars or a poorly photoshopped certificate, to "prove" that Obama wasn't born in the US.
He told the group, called the "Surprise Tea Party Patriots," that he doesn't "care where [Obama's] from. We are looking at a forged document. Period.”
Arpaio released this tweeted statement:
How much you want to bet Donnie called up old Joe and said "hey, Joe, you know they are breathing down my neck about whole Russia thing. I need a favor. Can you make some sort of nice distraction so the crooked media pays attention for a few hours while I do something illegal or shady? You know, there *could* be a job in my administration and a presidential pardon for you if you help me out...wink wink"
Joe, jobless and facing prison, jumped at the chance.