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Joe Arpaio Promotes His Candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Discredited, Anti-Semitic Outlets

BAZTA Arpaio Campaign, 2016.
BAZTA Arpaio Campaign, 2016.
Carmen Cornejo
Written by Carmen Cornejo

Warning: Following the links in this article may bring up incendiary and disturbing content.

Joe’s fame as a crazy conspiracy creator is legendary. As such, he is taking his Senate candidacy to crude and discredited conspiracy platforms, since the savvier media and reporters question his intentions for running again for office and can challenge him easily.

According to media watchdog Media Matters, Joe Arpaio recently gave an interview to The American Free Press, a site and newspaper that the Anti-Defamation League described as “an anti-Semitic conspiracy-oriented publication.” It pushes claims that the Holocaust is a “hoax” and 9/11 was a Jewish plot. These statements are right up Arpaio’s cray-cray alley.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center has classified the outlet as “racist and anti-Semitic.”

The American Free Press, which self-describes as “America’s last real newspaper” published in its print issue of January 29-February 5, 2018 an “exclusive” interview about Joe’s bid for Arizona’s Senate seat with “editor” Mark Anderson.

As expected, Joe aligned himself with Donald Trump’s agenda.

In the newspaper and media platform, you can find articles about the “white genocide” by people of color in South Africa, using as a source an anonymous letter, among other unsubstantiated information.

These associations come naturally to Arpaio since he is a regular at the American Free Press, where he has given multiple interviews for “exclusive” articles full of adulation for the disgraced and booted out politician.

See the list here.

OK, Arpaio. What is next? Facetime with Infowars’ Alex Jones?

Not surprisingly, the GOP establishment in Arizona drafted a resolution praising Joe Arpaio for “his long and distinguished career in law enforcement” and support for GOP candidates… asking him to abandon the primary race for the Senate GOP primary election.

This is the language of the drafted resolution:

“WHEREAS two well-qualified candidates, former state Senator Kelli Ward and U.S. Representative Martha McSally, are in the race for U.S. Senator for Arizona; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Arizona Republican Party expresses its gratitude to Sheriff Arpaio for his many years of service, and respectfully urges him to exit the race for U.S. Senator from Arizona.”

Reporters quickly contacted Arpaio by phone to read him the resolution, asking him for reactions.

As expected, Arpaio said he will not drop out of the race.

Read more about Joe Arpaio’s bid for the U.S. Senate here. 

The good Republicans have no good options in this primary so far. The three Republican front-runners in the primary are hardcore dangerous ideologues who do not represent moderate viewpoints at all, starting with Arpaio.