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Senator Whitehouse Statement on Pardon of Arpaio

Senator Whitehouse releases statement on Arpaio pardon 

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty on criminal contempt charges for disobeying a federal court order to stop imprisoning people solely on suspicion of illegal immigration status:

“Sheriff Arpaio systemically discriminated against Arizona Latinos in defiance of our Constitution and ignored our courts. He does not deserve a pardon. Now is a time to bind the wounds left by? white nationalists’ repugnant attacks in Charlottesville. Instead, President Trump has again doubled down on the side of ignorance, bigotry, intolerance, and hate.”

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