He’s the same old hard -assed who Trump pardoned ….
And lost in a subsequent run for US Senate in Arizona…
Joe Arpaio announced Sunday night that he plans to run for sheriff of Maricopa County in 2020 after losing his most recent reelection bid.
Arpaio served as the county’s sheriff for 1993 until 2016, with his 24 years in office making him the longest-serving sheriff in the county’s history.
“The last four years have proven to be a time of lost opportunities to continue the kind of tough policing this county needs,” Arpaio wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “Once back in office, I will use my position to restore pride to our law enforcement ranks, not only here, in the fourth-largest county in America, but across the country.”
Arpaio noted that the date of his reelection announcement is the same as when President Trump pardoned him. He hinted at a possible run for sheriff after Trump pardoned him in 2017.
Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt of a federal court in a racial profiling case that drew national media attention.
Arpaio also sparked criticism for housing some prisoners under his supervision in outdoor “tent cities” and using so-called chain gangs.
He said if he were to be reelected sheriff, he would bring back the “tent cities.”…