Politics Arpaio: Congress should examine presidential birth certificates

05:05  11 january  2018
05:05  11 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

Arpaio on Senate bid: I’m running ‘for the good of our country’

  Arpaio on Senate bid: I’m running ‘for the good of our country’ Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says in a new interview that he is running for Arizona's Senate seat "for the good of the country," explaining to CNN that he is going through much of the same that President Trump has gone through with the media. Load Error In an interview broadcast Wednesday, Arpaio told CNN that he believes he can win the GOP primary and eventual general election for Sen. Jeff Flake's (R-Ariz.) Senate seat. Flake announced last year he would not seek reelection in 2018."I've got to give it a shot for the good of our country," Arpaio said. "And I'm going to do it. And I'm going to win.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio resurfaced false claims on Wednesday that former President Barack Obama's birth certificate is a "forgery" and said Congress should pass a law requiring such documents to be examined .

is a “forgery document,” and said Congress should pass legislation requiring a full background check of presidential candidates’ birth certificates . Arpaio made the remarks in an interview with WABC. President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio last year after he was convicted of criminal contempt.

Joe Arpaio wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill Former Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio resurfaced false claims on Wednesday that former President Barack Obama's birth certificate is a "forgery" and said Congress should pass a law requiring such documents to be examined.

"I'm going to tell you again that that document is a forgery document," Arpaio told WABC's Rita Cosby."And nobody will touch it."

"I wanted to get it to Congress so they can pass some type of law - regulation - that when somebody runs for president you ought to check their background, so this won't happen again," he added. "But I can't get anybody - anybody - to even look at it."

Arpaio on Trump’s ‘s---hole’ comments: ‘I support him regardless of what he says’

  Arpaio on Trump’s ‘s---hole’ comments: ‘I support him regardless of what he says’ Arizona Senate candidate Joe Arpaio (R) said Thursday that he would support President Trump "regardless of what he says" in response to reports that Trump called Haiti and several African nations "shithole countries" in a meeting with lawmakers earlier in the day. In an interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with host Ari Melber, Arpaio suggested that the president may have not made the remark, but said he would support Trump regardless of whether he did.

Sheriff Arpaio said the findings will be “handed over” to congress . If in fact Obama’s birth certificate is real, he should be tried and sentenced for felony lying on his collage papers which stated he was a foreign student, and thus recieved scholarships/grants.

Mike Zullo, Arpaio ’s lead investigator since 2011 on the birth certificate issue, told WND he wants to get the evidence to members of Congress for evaluation. It could support a Presidential Transparency Act

Arpaio announced on Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination in Arizona's 2018 Senate race. He told Cosby on Wednesday that he would raise the issue of Obama's birth certificate in Congress.

Arpaio has long been a controversial political figure, particularly for his hardline views on immigration and law enforcement. He served as Maricopa County sheriff for nearly 25 years before losing his reelection bid in 2016.

President Trump pardoned the former sheriff last year after he was convicted of ignoring a federal court's order to stop using racial profiling in law enforcement.

The conspiracy theory that Obama was not born in the U.S. and that his birth certified was fraudulent has been widely debunked. Trump himself propagated the theory for years, and a New York Times article published in November reported that Trump has continued to question the birth certificate's legitimacy.


Trump to give Dole Congressional Gold Medal .
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. The Kansas Republican, a decorated World War II veteran and his party's 1996 presidential candidate, will receive Congress' highest honor during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday. President Donald Trump plans to attend. Some of the award's 300 recipients include George Washington and Mother Teresa.Dole is considered one of his party's best dealmakers, a distinction Trump has given himself, as well.

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