Sheriff Joe Just Issued A Major Announcement That Could Impact Iowa Election Results…

“America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio, announced his endorsement of Donald Trump for president on Tuesday.

The Arizona lawman was slated to participate in a rally with Trump later in the day in Marshalltown, Iowa, less than a week before the Hawkeye State’s caucuses.

Arpaio has staked out a reputation for being tough on illegal immigration while serving as the top law enforcement officer of Maricopa County, which encompasses Phoenix and is the nation’s fourth most populous county.

In a statement released by the Trump campaign, the sheriff said: “Donald Trump is a leader. He produces results and is ready to get tough in order to protect American jobs and families. I have fought on the front lines to prevent illegal immigration, and I know Donald Trump will stand with me and countless Americans to secure our border. I am proud to support him as the best candidate for president of the United States of America.”

“I have great respect for Sheriff Arpaio,” Mr. Trump responded. “We must restore law and order and respect the men and women of our police forces. I thank him for his support of my policies and candidacy for president.”

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Arpaio is well-loved in the tea party movement, and his backing of Trump comes on top of evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s endorsement, also announced on Tuesday.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin traveled to Iowa last week to announce her support for Trump’s candidacy. Following her endorsement, the billionaire candidate shot ahead of Senator Ted Cruz in the most recent Fox News poll, 34 percent to 23 percent. In the previous Fox poll conducted two weeks ago, Cruz was in the lead, 27 percent to Trump’s 23.

Sheriff Joe Just Spoke Out On Huge Rumor The Media Are Spreading About Him

Days after his top spokesperson announced her resignation from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, effective Feb. 2, Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio became the subject of rumors that he, too, was on his way out of a post he has held for more than two decades.

Arpaio, often referred to as “the nation’s toughest sheriff,” addressed media rumblings that he will be resigning in the near future.

“Contrary to multiple media reports, I am NOT resigning as Sheriff,” he wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “I appreciate the calls from citizens of Maricopa County and beyond that have called my office encouraging me to stay.”

Many of those supporters offered their thoughts in response to his announcement.

“Contrary to multiple media reports I am NOT resigning as Sheriff. I appreciate the calls from citizens of Maricopa…

Posted by Joe Arpaio on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

“We need more Americans like you in office,” one Facebook user wrote. “I hope to meet you soon so I can say I have met a great American.”

At least one individual who encountered Arpaio from the wrong side of the law chimed in with some praise for the strict sheriff.

Explaining he had spent 30 days in the custody under Arpaio’s watch, the social media commenter revealed that he has “more respect” for the controversial lawman “than real crooks in [W]ashington.”

The former inmate went on to suggest Arpaio should be in charge of the federal prison system.

Sheriff Joe Just Announced Major Move To Protect Against Terrorist Attacks During The Holidays

In this time of unprecedented security concerns, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants the gun-carrying public to support the volunteer posse that annually protects shopping malls in his slice of Arizona.

In announcing the annual volunteer posse patrol, instituted by Arpaio in 1993, the sheriff on Monday said that “worldwide terror alerts and violent attacks” make the role of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Posse even more important.

He also said that even though the posse has grown to 3,000 volunteers, more is needed to protect the public.

“I expect armed citizens to take action in the event of a terror attack or if other violence occurs until law enforcement arrives,” Arpaio said.

“We have to undertake and deal with these threats as an entire community in order to best safeguard the public. The first line of defense is of course law enforcement, and that includes the posse, which has proved itself again and again a most valuable and successful resource through the years,” he said.

Arpaio added a special plea to citizens with permits to carry a concealed weapon.

“The volunteer posse can’t do it alone, so with nearly 250,000 Arizonans carrying concealed weapons, terrorists with evil intent entering large gatherings, including shopping malls, should be worried about armed citizens who will be ready to defend themselves and others,” said a departmental press release.

“I’m asking for that group to make sure that if some violent activity occurs that they take action to defend themselves, and also the people around them until law enforcement shows up,” Arpaio said.

Citizens should take action, those carrying guns,” Arpaio added. “So when you’re saying law enforcement wants to take the guns away. I know the president and other people want to take the guns away, but not in this state.”

h/t: Breitbart

Sheriff Joe Just Beat Obama To The Punch And Threw A HUGE Wrench In His Big Plan

In the showdown over President Obama’s amnesty plan for illegal immigrants, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona just beat Obama to the draw.

On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled that Obama had exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order to allow up to 5 million illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. On Tuesday, the White House announced that it would appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

However, Obama will have to stand in line. His edict is already being challenged by Arpaio, whose effort to block the proposal was rejected by another federal court. Arpaio’s appeal seeks to have the amnesty program defeated once and for all.

Opposite results from the two appeals courts warrant a Supreme Court review, said Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, counsel to the Maricopa County lawman.

The new petition to the Supreme Court discusses whether Obama’s actions “are an unconstitutional usurpation of legislative authority vested in the Congress and an attempt by the executive branch to repeal legislation enacted by Congress.”

“The Constitution can only have meaning if we are disciplined to live by it, even when politicians are tempted to cheat,” Klayman wrote in a commentary for WND. “If neither the courts nor elected politicians will protect and defend – and follow – the Constitution, they leave every door closed for a peaceable resolution of our citizens’ refusal to stand by and watch our country slowly die.”

“This case is of huge importance to the rule of law,” Klayman stated in a news release announcing the petition. “In the age of King George III, he ruled by fiat, causing a revolution and the founding of a new, free nation. Almost 230 years later, another would-be king has usurped the power of the people, and this must not be allowed to stand.

“Sheriff Arpaio and I, and all law-abiding Americans, look to the U.S. Supreme Court to re-establish the constitutional Republic, not just with regard to the enforcement of immigration laws but also to set an example that the president of the United States, be he or she Democrat or Republican, is not above the law,” Klayman said.

h/t: WND

Sheriff Arpaio Just Got A Setback From A Federal Court In His Attempt To Stop Obama’s Amnesty

In a ruling that focused on procedure and not policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona can’t sue the Obama administration to halt Obama’s amnesty on deporting illegal immigrants.

The ruling marks a legal victory for the federal government, but it is a very scant one because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia didn’t rule on the actual substance of the president’s tentative amnesty program. Instead, the court said Arpaio didn’t prove Maricopa County was harmed by the amnesty and thus had no legal standing to sue.

Arpaio fought back against Obama’s amnesty, announced in November 2014, and claimed the administration’s deferred-deportation program — allowing up to 5 million immigrants to stay in the country — would serve as a magnet for others to cross from Mexico into his jurisdiction. He said illegal immigrants would stay in his area and commit crimes.

Although Arpaio’s challenge to Obama suffered a setback, other challenges are moving forward. The amnesty program was put on hold by a federal judge in Texas. An appeals court in New Orleans is grappling with an appeal in that case. The judges in that case, in an earlier ruling, had found Texas and 25 other states did have standing to sue because the amnesty would add potentially hundreds of thousands of new people able to seek driver’s licenses or other public benefits, which are quantifiable costs.

Larry Klayman, who is representing Arpaio, said the sheriff will not give up the fight and plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“This is costing the taxpayers — the people of Maricopa County — extra money to house criminals that should be sent back to wherever they came from,” he said.

“I’m confident this Supreme Court — which is largely conservative in nature — will agree with us, consolidate the two decisions and rule that Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional,” he added.

h/t: The Washington Times

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