Raging McCain Rips Trump for Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
When it comes to criticizing President Donald Trump it doesn’t take much to set off crotchety old John McCain and as usual, the mavericky one had plenty to say following Trump’s pardon of the aging Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The former Maricopa County lawman was politically persecuted by the Obama regime despite his years of service and faced spending time in jail over what were ginned-up charges of racial profiling.
Translation: he was as hard as nails when it came to illegal aliens, something that Obama and his allies in the notorious Gang of Eight couldn’t live with.
On Friday, following days of speculation, Trump exercised his presidential power to pardon and freed Arpaio from the gross injustices that he suffered by Obama’s minions and spared an 85-year-old patriot the indignity of imprisonment.
McCain quickly blasted Trump over his “disregard” for the law and was joined by his buddy Jeff Flake.
McCain: Pardoning Arpaio undermines Trump's claim he respects rule of law https://t.co/o8bHjLc36q pic.twitter.com/D0zpc1iuIa
— The Hill (@thehill) August 26, 2017
Via The Hill “McCain blasts Trump over Arpaio pardon”:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump over his pardon of former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, arguing it “undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law.”
“Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders,” McCain said in a statement.
“The President has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.”
Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt after he disobeyed a federal judge’s order to stop racially profiling individuals suspected of illegally entering the U.S.
McCain’s counterpart in the Senate, Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), also criticized Trump’s decision to pardon Arpaio on Friday.
“Regarding the Arpaio pardon, I would have preferred that the President honor the judicial process and let it take its course,” Flake wrote on Twitter.
Both GOP senators have become outspoken critics of the president, who used a campaign rally in Phoenix earlier this week to go after the pair, without naming them.
The White House announced Trump’s decision to pardon Arpaio on Friday night, sparking backlash from Democrats and civil rights organizations.
The bitter old McCain would attack Trump even if he invented the cure for the glioblastoma that will soon – but not soon enough for many – send the six-term career politician to his great reward.
He will be joined by all of his Democrat pals along with the Never Trumpers who will be falling over each other trying to get on record expressing their displeasure that the POTUS would use his powers to save a decent man whose style may have been abrasive but it worked.
Just more sour grapes from a sour man whose pathetic 2008 presidential campaign put Barack Obama into the White House in the first place.
He is part of the neocon warmongering swamp that needs to be thrown out of the Republican party along with others,he is nothing but a disgrace.Arizona needs to defeat him and Flake next time round.
Hanoi John Fire-starter McCain has NO room whatsoever to talk about rule of law!!
He colluded with the N. Vietnamese and has the blood of who knows how many American soldiers on his hands for the cooperation he gave the enemy while a POW. One of the most despairing events of our history was that President Nixon pardoned John Fire-starter McCain that kept him from going to prison for HIGH TREASON!
And Daddy, Admiral McCain, kept his trigger happy boy out of trouble after Johnny started the Forrestal Fire in July 1969 – with another 134 American serviceman DEAD!
Would that; that putz had DIED in Vietnam! Instead he got a Senate SEAT!
WHERE IS JUSTICE and the RULE OF LAW, Hanoi John?!?!?!
McCain’s rise to ‘fame’ when Jim Hensley (Cindy’s dad & mobster) decided that a war hero in the Senate would be to an advantage. (details on Hensey’s bio page) He has been a blight on government and now that his mortality is in sight, he’s hell bent on revenge and screw the fall out! He knows these are his last days and will just get as many as he can…damn the torpedos , full speed ahead on the revenge train.
The Republican party needs to field in candidates with true Trump agenda and get rid of people like Ryan,McCain,Graham.Flake,McConnell,Heller,and others who voted against Trump agenda.These are part of the Washington swamp and need to be drained.
McCain is the laughing stock of the entire world. HERO ? Don’t make me puke. He’s a venal shekelized curmudgeon who will do anything for Benjamins. He is the last man to EVER care about America and Americans.
Drop DEAD, McCain.
I have never wished death on any human being but now I just wish for McCain to become fully disabled and have to retire. The man is a total traitor to the republican party and to the American people. He was a terrible pilot and caused many deaths on his carrier members. His despicable actions since he became a senator have made him a pariah to veterans. His own state Arizona had the worst VA in America and he did nothing. His traitorous actions all throughout his life have caused many hardships to veterans and his NO vote to stop Ocare was the last straw. This President gave him reelection votes and he stabs him in the back. The man must retire and although I don’t wish him to die, I want him disabled enough so he cannot continue in the senate. He is worse than useless. He is a roadblock for America.