President Trump’s Arizona rally was relevant for several reasons this month, one of which is the possible pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Since Donald Trump stated earlier that he would be willing to help Arpaio out during his troubling times, the public was left anticipating.In July, Arpaio was convicted of looking beyond a judge’s order in regards of immigration enforcement and not following thorough with protocol.
But now, Arpaio stated that so far he hasn’t received any invitation to meet up with the President or attend the Phoenix rally, which basically means ‘no business.’
“If they don’t want me there, I won’t be there,” Arpaio told KPNX News in Arizona. “My wife and I will watch it at home on Channel 12.”
However, Trump’s plans for the Phoenix rally came with another surprise. namely, VP Mike Pence accompanied Trump to Arizona as well.
This strikes as odd, because Presidents aren’t normally accompanied by Vice Presidents due to security reason, so Trump’s Phoenix agenda might be something totally different.
Ever since the Charlottesville’s events took place, the White House was under a lot of heat, which ultimately made Arpaio’s pardon anything but a priority. Prior to the violent events. Arpaio noted he was thrilled to have Trump by his side in the entire matter.
“I am happy he [the president] understands the case,” Arpaio noted last week. “I would accept the pardon because I am 100 percent not guilty.”
This remark was a direct result of trump’s comments about a possible pardon:
“I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio,” Trump said on Aug. 13. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.”
In case Trump decided to skip the pardon, Arpaio is looking at a six-month jail sentence for carrying out immigration policies in Maricopa County, despite the fact that he was warned by a court not to do so. As Arpaio stated at the time, the court’s order was not transparent whatsoever.
Given the pressure Trump is under right now, as a result of the left’s agenda, Arpaio’s pardon might not be in the cards anymore.
Regardless, the Phoenix rally will certainly be one of the most expected events this summer. All eyes are on President Trump, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.