Wow. Watching Sheriff Joe, you'd never know this guy is 85-years old
PHOENIX - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake.
Arpaio tweeted Tuesday morning: "I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again."
Check out the Tweet:
Comes out and says he'll support Trump agenda
I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again. https://t.co/ANppBdDOtp— Sheriff Joe Arpaio (@RealSheriffJoe) January 9, 2018
An official website has been set up for his campaign.
His website says: "I know this isn't going to be easy, but I can't in good conscience sit back in retirement knowing that my grandchildren will inherit a country worse off than the America I've spent my entire life defending. I pray to have your continued support today of my campaign."
Well, that was fast.
Dems going after Arpaio, this is less than an hour after his announcement
The head of the Democratic National Committee says his party will fight “tooth and nail” to ensure former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio never holds office again.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez says it’s “sad and disturbing” that Arpaio is running for the Senate seat held by Republican Jeff Flake.
Arpaio lost a re-election bid in 2016 but was spared a possible jail sentence last year when President Donald Trump pardoned his criminal contempt conviction for disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case.