Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Friday that he would have “preferred” that President Donald Trump allow the judicial process to “take its course” instead of pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Flake, who has slammed Trump and his policies in recent weeks, took to Twitter:
Regarding the Arpaio pardon, I would have preferred that the President honor the judicial process and let it take its course.
Remember, come Primary Season, that Senator Flake has aligned himself with Hillary Clinton’s view of Sheriff Joe. Hillary’s view, from the New York Times,
Hillary Clinton sharply denounced Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying the Maricopa County sheriff, who became the face of hard-line anti-immigration policies because of his tactics here, had treated his “fellow human beings with disrespect” and contempt.”
“It just makes my heart sink,” Mrs. Clinton told a rally of mostly Latino supporters on Monday. “We are better than that.”
Yes, Senator. You make our hearts sink, too. Such a disappointment you are.