Joe Arpaio's Birther Investigation Blasted by Randy Parraz
Last month Arpaio's office sought to cover the $10,000 tab with private donations, but the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted down the proposal. Parraz and his group were at the forefront in voicing opposition to the sheriff's scheme.
"[Arpaio] should say 'I'm proud of spending public money on this investigation,'" Parraz stated. "If he's not proud of that...then he shouldn't be doing this type of work."
Still, it seems unlikely Arpaio will stop trying to prove that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery.
In fact, tomorrow, in a press conference timed to coincide with the start of a racial profiling trial against Arpaio in federal court, the MCSO is scheduled to release details on what Mackiewcz and Zullo supposedly uncovered in Hawaii.
CBA isn't just calling out Arpaio on the issue, the group also is demanding that key Arizona elected officials say where they stand on the sheriff's birther madness.
The group has sent a short survey to elected and appointed officials such as Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, state Senate President Steve Pierce, Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, to name a few.
The survey asks officeholders if they approve of Arpaio's soliciting private donations for the investigation, as well as the sheriff's use of public money for the probe. The questionnaire also asks public officials if they believe this kind of investigation is within Arpaio's jurisdiction.
Parraz wants answers from the politicians by Friday, otherwise Parraz says CBA will assume that the official supports Arpaio's outrageous Tea Party antics.