Arizona's GOP Congressmen on Joe Arpaio's Botched Sex-Crime Investigations: (Crickets)

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Attention GOP congressmen: grow a set, would ya?
Since the old, 2009 Pulitzer Prize-worthy tale of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 432 botched sex-crime investigations was thrust into the national spotlight thanks to an oddly timed Associated Press article last week, two of Arizona's three Democratic members of Congress have called for his resignation (Gabrielle Giffords hasn't commented -- she's still recovering after getting shot in the head during the January 8 shootings in Tucson)..

Even the state's two GOP senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl (neither of whom are expected to run for re-election, and don't have to worry about the political repercussions of pissing off Arpaio), have expressed their "concern" about the sheriff's incompetence.

Arizona's Republican members of the House of Representatives haven't made a peep about Arpaio, or the victims of his bungled sex-crime cases, though (ahem...shocking, we know).

That, of course, is because the sheriff is still a powerful guy here in the Grand Canyon State -- a powerful guy people who have to run for re-election next year don't want to cross.

On Friday, we contacted the offices of Arizona's five Republican congressmen to ask if any of them would have the cojones to call for Arpaio's resignation, as their Democratic colleagues, congressmen Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor, did last week.

Not a single Republican congressman -- Ben Quayle, Jeff Flake, Trent Franks, David Schweikert, or Paul Gosar -- had the balls to even discuss Arpaio's oopsies.

Quayle spokesman Richard Cullen told us he'd try to get us in touch with the congressman, who he says was traveling on Friday. That never happened.

Franks' PR folks directed us to his Washington D.C. office, which never responded to our email.

Gosar, Schweikert, and Flake -- who is currently running for the Senate seat getting vacated by the retiring Kyl -- ignored our requests altogether.

So what were our elected members of Congress doing last week that had them too busy to chime in on the biggest news story in Arizona?

Well...

Franks is too busy at the moment trying to solve the non-existent problem of race/gender-based abortions to bother with his pal Arpaio's incompetence. More on that here.

Flake, as we mentioned, is currently running for Senate, and he knows better than to piss off America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" -- especially in an election year.

Schweikert spent his time last week on the House floor publicly honoring the victims of Pearl Harbor, which happened 70 years ago...in Hawaii. Back in Arizona, meanwhile, there are victims of sex crimes (who were born in this decade) who never received justice thanks to Arpaio's incompetence. No mention of them from Schweikert's camp.

That brings us to Gosar and Quayle, each of whom requested last week that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder resign over "Fast and Furious," the federal government's bungled gun-running sting. In fact, just this afternoon, Gosar introduced a federal resolution of no confidence in Holder.

"It is imperative that the citizens of our nation have confidence in our Attorney General. After months of evasive answers, silence and outright lies it is time that Congress speak up on behalf of the many people who have or will fall victims to the firearms in the flawed gunrunning operation Fast & Furious," Gosar says in a statement.

We again asked Gosar spokeswoman Apryl Fogel if we should expect the congressman to take similar stand against Arpaio. Her response: (crickets).

Feel free to let each of the aforementioned congressmen know how you feel about Arpaio's sex-crime flubs on their House websites linked below.

-Congressman Quayle

-Congressman Gosar

-Congressman Flake

-Congressman Franks

-Congressman Schweikert


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Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I think what disappoints me most about Senator McCain is that he has been victimized as a former prisoner of war.

I would think that if he thinks back to unspeakable acts perpetrated against him and other POWs he could draw a direct correlation to the victimization of those who are targeted by sex crime predators.

Sen. McCain, OF ALL PEOPLE, should be ANGRY as hell and shouting for the rooftops for the removal of the MCSO sheriff, who actually is questioning if there were victims in 432 reports of sex crimes.

Please, Senator McCain, come down from your ivory tower and identify with others who have truly been victimized by a perpetrator, and the elected sheriff of Maricopa County - who did NOTHING when notified of the depth of this malfeasance under his command.

Coz
Coz

Doesn't matter what side of the political party you sit on, for anyone not to condemn the malfeasance by Bozo Joe Arpaio is unthinkable.

Just goes to show you how gutless and without morals & ethic's the majority of elected politicians we have that would sit back and say nothing which by doing so is also saying they have no problem with Bozo Joe Arpaio not investigating 400 sex crimes against children.

Politicians except for a very few, SUCK !

Marcy
Marcy

Ben Quayle doesn't know how to spell resignation and he has bigger things to worry about, like how on earth he's going to find enough idiot voters to vote for him since the Republicans failed in their attempts to rig the redistricting process.

Shooter McGaven
Shooter McGaven

Great article James, and PUSSIES is correct.

To allow sex crimes against kids, women, and men go investigation is a crime. Then for the POS to say "IF' there were victims, then I am sorry.

What does it take to get removed from that office? Jesus H. Christ??!!!!!!!!!!!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I have to wonder if Arpaio, much like J. Edgar Hoover, hasn't amassed "files" on all the politician's closeted skeletons.

This would be enough to make these scared little girls wet their Underoos at the thought of pissing him off.

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

They're all too worried about their own asses to do the right thing and condem Arpaio for his malfeasance. 

More to the point, the GOP money men (aka special interest lobbyists) like Chuck "CCA" Coughlin, Constantin Querard and Chad Willems have them all by their balls, proverbially speaking, of course.

Time to clean house, throw out the trash who have sold themselves, and us, out.

bobunf
bobunf

Talking about discussing Sheriff Arpaio's problems, what about the Democrats?  From what read these Democrat State Senators haven't said a word about a potential 432 rapists and child molesters roaming the County because of the Sheriff's inaction:

Paula Aboud, the Minority WhipOlivia Cajero BedfordJack Jackson Jr.Leah Landrum Taylor, the Assistant Minority Leader and a resident of MaricopaLinda LopezRobert Meza, a resident of Maricopa

If 432 aren't enough, how many victims will it take for these people to speak up?  500? 700? 1000? 10,000?

Mrssnow
Mrssnow

201 w jefferson bo of supervisors meeting wednesday, 845 am .

recall !!

JD
JD

Should any of the aforementioned Republicans have one of their own family members victimized by the worst of the worst in our society, then maybe things would be quite different in their camp. These people should not be representing the people of Arizona if a blind eye to the suffering of children and their families is condoned through their silence.   

Anon
Anon

Great reporting!

desertflower1
desertflower1

Did you expect any differently from this cast of incompetent fools? To my way of thinking, they gave you an answer by NOT saying a word. If they didn't condemn this pathetic inaction by Arpiao, they just condoned it.Enough said.

heymo
heymo

Im from the Boston area and have been wondering when the good folks of Arizona are going to uncork this fool flood your reps emails and phone calls till this fat piece of shit steps down or gets whats coming to him he should be put down like a lame horse only no pain killer

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Who gives a shit what the Arizona criminals in Washington have to say about it?   Their claim to fame is corruption and theft from the American citizenry.   I almost forgot their conspiracy to hide the crime of 911, their unfaltering ass kissing of Israel and their backing of every murderous military action started by presidents since 1900.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I put in a no confidence vote for Holder a long time ago.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Oh they have balls - but they're too busy sucking Arpaio's balls (and the power elite in this County) to respond.  Remember, these people are the original "Tea Baggers".

Bnbk
Bnbk

These are the biggest collective group of cowards presently "serving" Arizona. The Dems need to keep hammering them on this issue,take this to the national airwaves & force them to take a position. I wonder why ALL  the Dems haven't come out against this................ALL the Republi-Cons are Cowards ! 

Jason
Jason

None of Arizona's GOP Congressmen have balls, period.

The mere fact that they are silent in all this is enough to thoroughly disgust and nauseate me. Their silence means that they condone the Old Fool's actions and are complicit in the MCSO shurf's failure to protect children, merely because of their immigration status and/or how much money they have in the bank.

All of you "Congressmen" are fucking disgusting and all of you are fucking sick. You deserve to be unemployed come next year.  

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

he doesn't care. He took bribes and helped old people get bilked out of their money. Have you ever been to Quartzite before? I sure haven't but can you see a bunch of people living their retirement dreams out there?

(at least I think that was the place that the Keating scandal land was, but I might be mixing it up with a different one)

Jason
Jason

Well said Tommy. I completely agree.

Jason
Jason

Remember the politicians like Abraham Lincoln (16th President, 1861-1865) and Theodore Roosevelt (26th President, 1901-1909) who weren't afraid of political backlash and actually worked for the people?

I tell you what, if today's politicians weren't so cowardly, mentally sick, and corrupt, and we could get politicians with ethics and morals, we wouldn't have this kind of bullshit. We could return to days long ago but not forgotten.  

I completely agree with you regarding Arizona's Republican Congressional delegate. They do indeed suck. They need to be booted out.  

Jason
Jason

Can Ben Quayle spell "impeachment" or "recall?"

Keep in mind that Congressional representatives took the same oath of office I did when I enlisted in the Army. To protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

The U.S. Constitution has an impeachment clause and the Arizona Constitution has a recall clause. I say apply both to Arizona's Congressional representatives.

bobunf
bobunf

I really don't think it's as sinister as all that.  It's the Chicago alderman symptom: "What's in it for me?"  Or, more succinctly, "Where's mine?"

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

what do the minority member democrats have to do with anything? also isn't it only democrats that are speaking out against this piece of shit we have as an elected leadershit in MCSO?

So glad I live in Yavapai County.

Bnbk
Bnbk

ALL politicians ,no matter party affiliation,that do not come out against Arpaio's refusal to investigate these crimes against these innocent children,should be held accountable for their inaction. 

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

like mentioned before, if a wild pack of "illegals" managed to harm McLame's daughter I would be willing to bet half of AZ would be under arrest.

Jason
Jason

The MCSO shurf is from Springfield, MA.

We promise not to ship the Old Fool back there in the state of Massachusetts helps us oust him from the Wells Fargo building in Phoenix.

BTW, I lived in MA for 12 years.

desertflower1
desertflower1

Well, welcome to crazyland, heymo! I'm from Ct, and you haven't seen backwards, corrupt politicians like THIS before! Makes my head spin...and I feel angry. Every minute of every day if I think about politics here.Some folks around here are a little slow on the uptake...and the senile seniors(no offense to seniors that aren't senile) listen to every word the Sheriff says about all those "brown people".Doesn't matter that none of it is true...they're old and scared, and probably think they should all stay locked inside their homes.Do the deed. Call. Write. Email. Knowledge is power....many of us here agree that its way past time for this idiot to take a hike. You think that MA will take him back? Never mind. wouldn't wish that asshole on anyone.Needs to find an island somewhere and stay there!Welcome to AZ:)

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

funny how the last war we won was won by a liberal isn't it?(also it was the last justifiable war we were involved in.)

Jason
Jason

Those words don't even begin to express my complete and utter disgust with each and every one of them.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol your statement reminds me of what someone I know on-line told me... All the Republi-cons are cowards.. except he called em Cock-Suckers which is true too.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

no, but he can spell porn...

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

only thing that is close to AZ for corruption = THE PA Turnpike Commission.

Jason
Jason

Ah Connecticut, the Constitution State. That little thing the MCSO shurf blantantly ignores...

Again, we promise not to ship the Old Fool to the New England area in exchange for help in ousting him.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Feel free to add a few more appropriate descriptors, Jason. It's the end of a long, wet, nasty day and my energy level is down.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

well I think they are cocksucking, balllicking, homos... in the closet..

I have NO problem with gays at all. I just don't like the ones that pretend they aren't and do everything on the sly which equals all the gay republicans...

Jason
Jason

I have a few Mike. It's just so hard to choose which ones apply...

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