Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Donald Trump Should Go To Mexico With Me
Breitbart ^ | 8/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
Posted on 8/26/2015, 11:36:45 AM by conservativejoy
PHOENIX, Arizona — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio—known here simply as “Sheriff Joe”—loves 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and wants to accompany him on a trip to Mexico that would, in his estimation, either lead to a show of U.S. force in getting that country to come to the table on immigration and trade or expose that Mexico is uninterested in solving such problems.
“I want to go to Mexico,” Arpaio told Breitbart News in a wide-ranging, nearly two-hour long interview in his office at the Maricopa County justice complex in downtown Phoenix. “I’ve gotten resistance from the Mexican government, I’ve got resistance from the federal government here. It’s all got to do with danger. Come on? I’m not worried about it. It’s probably got to do with politics, not danger. Right?”
Arpaio pulled out for Breitbart News a print off of the congressional record from 1970 where he praised the Mexican government for working with U.S. law enforcement—at the time he was a federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Arpaio was stationed at one point in Mexico for the DEA, and in the testimony he gave to Congress he laid out how at that time the Mexican government worked with the United States to stop crime and aimed to end illegal immigration. “Here I’m praising the Mexican government, the judges, that’s 1970 when I lived there and worked there,” Arpaio said. “So I want to go. I want to meet with officials.”
“Let’s get to Trump now,” Arpaio said, moving the conversation along to the 2016 debates. “He’s talking about the fence, okay, or the wall, alright. I’ve been fighting this battle since I was a federal narcotics agent in 1957 because even then the drugs were all coming from Mexico.
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