Joe Arpaio Apologist/Iowa Congressman Steve King: Sheriff's 'An Ardent Defender of Liberty and Champion of Immigration Law''

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Iowa Congressman Steve King: Joe Arpaio "takes great pains to make sure that he doesn't discriminate against people based on race."
Maybe Iowa Congressman Steve King didn't get a chance to read the Department of Justice's scathing 22-page report on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his agency's historic racial profiling paractices -- because that's the only logical explanation for why he produced a Youtube video defending the sheriff, and is calling him an "ardent defender of liberty and a champion of immigration law."

A lone congressman acting as a Joe Arpaio apologist wouldn't be so bad...if Congressman King wasn't the vice chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

The DOJ, as you know, released its report on the MCSO last week and came to the conclusion that the agency -- under Arpaio's (ahem) leadership -- is guilty of the worst racial profiling practices in U.S. history.

According to King, though, "[Arpaio] takes great pains to make sure that he doesn't discriminate against people based on race."

King goes on, claiming that he knows that "there is not a profiling operation going on down [at the MCSO] that I can see, but I can see that [the Obama administration] has a political agenda that's working against a man who stands up for the law. I defend Joe Arpaio; I think he needs to continue with the tent city."

We contacted King's Washington D.C. office to ask whether the congressman had even read the DOJ's report. We'll let you know if we hear back.

If you didn't get a chance to read the report (Congressman King, we're looking in your direction), check it out here. See our in-depth coverage of the investigation here.

Check out the Youtube video King produced (a link to which Arpaio's ghost tweeters were sure to post on his Twitter page) below.




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Dennis Ryan
Dennis Ryan

I live in Iowa and King's comments never suprise me.

Gwmwllc
Gwmwllc

Sherrif Joe is one of a few law enforcement individuals who understands a simple fact: "illegal immigrant" = an individual who is not in the United States legally. Being that the "illegal immigrant" has broken our  (and Barrack Hussien Obwama's) Federal Immigration Laws and entered the United States through illegal means, he / she is subject to a crime and as such, he / she is subject to deportation. Is that difficult to understand?

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

And, let us NOT forget, this person is the Vice Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration !  Please try to taste this at the tip of your tongue!

malapai
malapai

 

"Wecall things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems toracism, not because it is racism, but because it works." --- AlfredoGutierrez,

tom
tom

I thought joe's wife was the only one to suck that old wrinkled cock.

teknik1200
teknik1200

He must be a "Fiscal Conservative"!!!11!

Lfp5691
Lfp5691

It's like talking to the wall with this Sheriff Joe Arpaio supporters and Enablers.There fear and hate blinds them to the atrocities that this sheriff & his goons have perpetrated on our fellow Arizonans.It's a shame that our very own state governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona state senate leadership have not come out and denounce this criminal sheriff joe Arpaio and yes criminal is the correct word to use to describe sheriff joe Arpaio.Sheriff Arpaio is the #1 man in charge how can this outrages and sever abuse and even death cases be ignored by sheriff Arpaio.I am not only talking about illegals being abused and killed I am talking about Arizona citizens that have the misfortune of ending up in one of Sheriff joes Jails.Open your eyes people i sincerely hope that you or one of your love one's never have to set foot in one of Sheriif joes Arpaio jails because that will be the day that you will find out that you were wrong.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I read the article and watched the video. Talk about clueless. What does Tent City have to do with the DOJ report? how is this King guy not know about the descrimination in Maricopa County AZ? Is he really this stupid and electable?

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

King's a jackass, as evidenced by his comments that follow: On March 7, 2008, during his press engagements to announce his reelection campaign, King made remarks about Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama and his middle name, saying: "I don't want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name - whatever their religion their father might have been," I'll just say this: When you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States -- I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it look like to the world of Islam? I will tell you that, if he is elected president, then the radical Islamists, the al-Qaida, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11 because they will declare victory in this War on Terror. Additionally, his middle name (Hussein) does matter. It matters because they read a meaning into that in the rest of the world...If he were strong on national defense and said 'I'm going to go over there and we're going to fight and we're going to win, we'll come home with a victory,' that's different. But that's not what he said. They will be dancing in the streets if he's elected president. That has a chilling aspect on how difficult it will be to ever win this Global War on Terror."  Then on March 10, King defended his comments to The Associated Press, saying "(Obama will) certainly be viewed as a savior for them.... That's why you will see them supporting him, encouraging him." Obama said he did not take the comments too seriously, describing King as an individual who thrives on making controversial statements to get media coverage. (Hmmm, now that sounds familiar...Arapio and King, two peas in a pod!) In mid-January 2009, King acknowledged that terrorists were not dancing in the streets, and in fact "They have made statements against Obama." He also said that he found Obama’s decision to use his middle name, "Hussein", when he is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, to be "bizarre" and “a double-standard." Steve King said on a radio show on June 14, 2010 that President Obama's policies favor black people. On G. Gordon Liddy's radio show, King said, "The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race - on the side that favors the black person." Yep, jackass pretty well sums it up for King.

Bob_lablaw
Bob_lablaw

When you talk about knowing the illegal immigration issues, you should always look to Iowa politicians first.  They know a thing or two about that stuff, ya know!

Arpaio must have donated money to this shill!

Coz
Coz

King is nothing more than another clueless airhead politician.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

From the video it's immediately apparent that Mr. King is completely ignorant of the contents of the DOJ report and Mr. King seems to think this all hinges on tent city and jail operations, both of which have very little to do with the report and it's findings.

The video is really nothing more than political posturing against the Obama administration, which has very little to do with this investigation and it's findings.

Please, Congressman, have someone read the damn report to you before you start flapping your lips in support of this flaccid excuse of an elected official who is nothing more than one of fifteen county sheriffs in the entire state of Arizona.

Tina
Tina

James King,  please keep pressuring this Iowa congressman Steve King for answers, if he's read the 22 page report, etc.  (I just watched his video.)   He's an irresponsible jerk.  Shoestring relatives of mine retired to the valley this past year from S.King's congressional district and had NO use for him.  King really needs to be put down for this number, is either lying through his teeth or is dumb as a box of rocks, doesn't care about facts or his own credibility.   Notice the attempt at the partisan blame game from the video?  Same thing Arpaio tried to pull. "It's all Obama's and Napolitano's fault."  

RaRa_5150
RaRa_5150

MCSO is an absolute embarrassi­ng disgrace & everything that is wrong with law enforcemen­t. LAPD & NYPD have finally met their match. Arpaio's fall from grace is long over due & if the GOP continues to back him & his actions for a despicable endorsemen­t they are going to hell right along with him. How could anyone back a man that botched over 400 sex crimes involving children & then put his smug @$$ on tv yet again & say,"IF there were any victims I'd like to apologize". He has put this entire community at risk by allowing those sex offenders to go unpunished. This is FAR from being the first time that jail has been under investigat­ion for inmate abuse. Just last year the guards were caught ON TAPE torturing inmates in the psychiatri­c ward. There is no doubt in my mind they murdered Ernest Atencio, and HOPEFULLY with all the attention that is now on our community something will actually be done about it. That man is nothing but a domestic terrorist, he is a racist modern day Hitler & I am very much looking forward to watching his victims receive justice in the form of him being removed.  Anyone who would defend him or his actions is a danger to their own community. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Will Goober King from Iowa pay the settlement in the death of the guy in MCSO custody?  (He's off life support, per Fox 10).

Tasered a number of times and beat.  Just like Steve King does to his hog bitch that won't put out for him!

Bobby
Bobby

Steve King is a patriot among hundreds of congressional traitors.

Allan
Allan

"..andentered the United States through illegal means"

Actually,how would you or an officer know that a person entered the U.S. illegally? Sawthem crossing the border several years ago? Hardly anyone in MSCO custody  is charged with illegal entry. Is thatdifficult to understand? Joe ignores the racial profiling of brown skinnedpeople and trolls Hispanic neighborhoods to stop people (Hispanics) so he can"check their papers". He has yet to sweep a Canadian neighborhood tofind snowbirds who overstay their visa. Perhaps it is too difficult to spotthem... they look so white.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

I think you posted that same garbage on a different report,too, didn't you? I find it very interesting that people with little or no intellectual skills almost always seem to to feel an irresistable urge to present themselves as complete morons in a public forum.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

Thank for helping me make my point. He's a mean spirited, bigoted white supremacist.

Tina
Tina

Oh lordy.  Thanks for sharing your research.  He's a fear-mongering racist through and through.  And James notes that this yo-yo is the vice chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.   He must be a card carrying member of F.A.I.R.   He definitely should not be on that Subcommittee. 

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

actually they do because a lot of illegals head to Iowa to work at the meat processing plants. Think about that next time you order a big mac!

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

I disagree, Coz. That would be too benevolent a term to use to describe him. In my opinion this Congressman is a mean spirited, bigoted white supremacist with absolutely no regard for the facts at hand.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

apparently he didn't read the DOJ report nor did he fail to grasp what it said or when it was started!

what an idiot.

Jason
Jason

That's just it Tommy. The MCSO shurf is nothing more than an excuse...

NorthAdamsRemembers
NorthAdamsRemembers

And wanna-be congressional candidate Paul Babeu hadn't read the DOJ report either before he cameon TV to the defense of Arpaio the day of the report.

Where is a statement from the Arizona Sheriffs Association?  They were there to make a stand against Eric Holder (at the insistence of Babeu), all standing around their cheerleader.

Arizona Sheriffs Association, let's hear from you, either FOR or AGAINST these allegations about your senior member sheriff, Joe Arpaio.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

Keep in mind, King hails from a State where 54 % of the people still "believe" that our President was not born in the US and is not a citizen. Need I say more?

Jason
Jason

Sounds like an Iowa version of Ben Quayle.

Benny boy babbles incoherently and the people in his CD have absolutely no use for him. Plus I hear Quayle supports the MCSO shurf...

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol of course. Sorta like how Dubya blamed democrats for terrorist attacks?

James King
James King

Will do, Tina. I'll call again manana.

Jason
Jason

Steve King is a mentally sick, corrupt, racist POS and deserves to be impeached from the U.S. House of Representatives.

His mental sickness is right on par with the MCSO shurf and former state Senate president Pearce.

You don't know the meaning of the word "patriot." STFU.

Lfp5691
Lfp5691

It's like talking to the wall with this Sheriff Joe Arpaio supporters and Enablers.There fear and hate blinds them to the atrocities that this sheriff & his goons have perpetrated on our fellow Arizonans.It's a shame that our very own state governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona state senate leadership have not come out and denounce this criminal sheriff joe Arpaio and yes criminal is the correct word to use to describe sheriff joe Arpaio.Sheriff Arpaio is the #1 man in charge how can this outrages and sever abuse and even death cases be ignored by sheriff Arpaio.I am not only talking about illegals being abused and killed I am talking about Arizona citizens that have the misfortune of ending up in one of Sheriff joes Jails.Open your eyes people i sincerely hope that you or one of your love one's never have to set foot in one of Sheriif joes Arpaio jails because that will be the day that you will find out that you were wrong.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Bobby, you are the traitor.

savatage
savatage

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

Bnbk
Bnbk

In your twisted,fucked up little mind, he is. I was wondering when you would come out slithering,from underneath your rock.

malapai
malapai

You are a perfect example.

Tina
Tina

That issue at the meat packing plant a few years ago was taken care of properly by the authorities, not by an out-of-control  rogue sheriff like Arpaio, notorious for his chronic violations of the U.S. Constitution besides the Civil Rights Act.  

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

And think about the name Rubashkin, too! Google it!

Tina
Tina

This congressman King buys his Arpaio snake oil  wholesale (from Arpaio) and is selling it retail -- trying to -- to his gullible Iowa constituents unfamiliar with the very well documented facts.  Voters in western Iowa, you need to get rid of this irresponsible and untruthful airhead.  

Dave K
Dave K

Either that or he is a very bad judge of character...

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

That would indeed be an interesting development, wouldn't it?

Bobby
Bobby

Make your mind up, about what this is about, open borders. Or your'e just kidding yourself. Simple as that.

malapai
malapai

 

"Wecall things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems toracism, not because it is racism, but because it works." --- AlfredoGutierrez,

Bobby
Bobby

Then how come so very many Arizonans support the Sheriff? They are all wrong, but your position is completely correct. I see.

Bobby
Bobby

O.K. how about Raul, let's economically nuke with a boycott Arizonans with small businesses because I don't like laws against people in Arizona illegaly Grijalva. Is he a traitor too. Or just those people that enforce Arizoa's laws?

Bobby
Bobby

Yeah, there are two sides to most issues. Look before you leap v.s. he who hesitates is lost,etc. It depends on the situation. Patriots freed this nation from English tyranny, or what would you call them?

Bobby
Bobby

I just wanted to join you next to your rock in the Arizona sun.

Bnbk
Bnbk

That was a pretty lame response Booby,you're slipping Booby you're slipping.---VIVA THE GREAT JERRY BROWN, Booby,VIVA THE GREAT JERRY BROWN !

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