Photo: AZ Sheriff Arpaio Creates Politcal Action Committee in Order to Donate to GOP Presidential Campaign
Arizona’s attention-hungry Sheriff Joe Arpaio is at it again. This time, he has created a political action committee in hopes of raising money to support the GOP presidential candidate whose beliefs best reflect his own.
The committee, being called JoePAC, exists to allow the Maricopa County sheriff to be more involved in congressional and U.S. Senate races, committee chairman Chad Willem said.
“He really wants to step it up in this coming election cycle,” said Willems.
JoePAC will allow self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” to directly contribute to federal candidates campaigns.
However, some say getting too chummy with Arpaio can have negative consequences, especially in the public opinion since the sheriff is currently under investigation for allegedly misspending $80 million of taxpayer money.
Still, he has some GOP candidates knocking on his door willing to accept the risk. So far, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry have gone looking for the Arpaio seal of approval.
While Sheriff Joe may have GOPers at his door, Arpaio has recently said he seeks the company of President Obama.
Arpaio has stated that he was insulted by President Obama when he stated that Arizona is on the wrong track when it comes to immigration, and says he wants to sit down and have a beer with the president to take about Arizona’s immigration policies.
Three years ago, the Obama administration began an investigation into claims that Sheriff Arpaio and his officers were racially profiling people, but that investigation seems to have fallen by the wayside.
When asked about it, Arpaio said, “I believe he learned his lesson in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when the police sergeant arrested a black professor and the President stuck his nose in that. He did rectify that by calling the professor and the police sergeant to the White House. They had some nice beer and probably lit up a cigar.”
Now Arpaio is looking to do the same with the leader of the free world, and says he can’t understand why the President Obama wouldn’t want to have a chat with him.