Morning Joe among many others in the media were quick to register their disgust at Mike Pence for praising convicted criminal Joe Arpaio at a rally last night in Tempe. Arpaio is currently running for the open U.S. Senate in Arizona.
Source: The Week
At an event Tuesday afternoon in Tempe, Arizona, hosted by America First Policies, a group led by controversial former Trump administration official Carl Higbie that promotes President Trump's agenda, Vice President Mike Pence had a special shout-out for a "favorite" member of the audience. "A great friend of this president, a tireless champion of strong borders and the rule of law," Pence said, "Sheriff Joe Arpaio, I'm honored to have you here."
A federal judge ruled Arpaio in criminal contempt of court last year, after Arpaio had already lost his bid for re-election as Maricopa County sheriff, and she refused to vacate his conviction even after President Trump controversially pardoned him.
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Scarborough made his views known last night on twitter.