Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost his bid to retake his old sheriff’s job in Arizona. Arpaio narrowly lost the primary to a former aide, Jerry Sheridan.
After his loss, Arpaio said, “What they meant is it’s time to go fishing, I still took a shot at it. I’m not ashamed. I could have won this one.”
Arpaio, 88, held the position from 1992 to 2016 and was known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration.
He was held in contempt of court in 2017 for disobeying a 2011 order to end patrols for illegal immigrants in his jurisdiction.
He was later pardoned by President Trump, but with his advanced age, Arpaio’s time in leadership may be over for good.
While some of his ideas on how to deal with illegal immigration may have gone too far, he was not wrong to try to stop illegal immigration.
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