Dems whine about Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio

Dems whine about Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio
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Democrats are not pleased President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and they aren't alone.

After teasing it at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, Trump followed through Friday and pardoned Arpaio, who last month was found in criminal contempt of court for not following a different judge's orders to stop traffic patrols that targeted illegal immigrants due to a record of discriminating against Latinos. Arpaio was found in civil contempt of court in May.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was blunt with his dismay, calling the pardon "basically a big middle finger to America."
"Donald Trump just gave a free pass to his buddy Joe Arpaio, the nation's most notorious agent of racism and bigotry, during a natural disaster that could hurt millions. That's not presidential, that's a coward," said Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
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