CNN resurrects Obama birth certificate question

Arpaio will be 86 on Election Day, but said his age was an advantage in the race.

"I started this because of fake documents, government documents", Arpaio explained again.

'No doubt about it, we have the evidence, ' the former Arizona sheriff said on CNN. "I didn't care at all".

But Mr Arpaio's record as a demagogic, law-breaking attention-seeker could allow Ms McSally to cast herself as the only candidate who is capable of winning the general election. The journalists sued and won $3.75 million. "Nobody will talk about it. Nobody will look at it. Anytime you want to come down, and anybody, we'll be glad to show you the evidence".

It wasn't the doctor from Milan heading to America.

During that time, the conspiracy that Obama had faked his birth certificate gained traction, with Donald Trump being the highest profile name to give it legs. After a conviction for criminal contempt, Arpaio was pardoned by the President. Arpaio has been a prominent birther for years, perpetuating false claims that Obama was not born in the U.S. and questioning the authenticity of his birth certificate. A month later, Trump pardoned him. But the teeth of SB 1070 consisted of requiring that state law-enforcement officers attempt to determine an individual's immigration status during a "lawful stop, detention or arrest" when there is reasonable suspicion that the individual is an illegal immigrant.

Trump repaid Arpaio loyalty by pardoning him in August of 2017 and now the former lawman will try to go to Washington push Trump's agenda.

Even after losing the 2016 sheriff's race to Paul Penzone, Arpaio held a lengthy press conference dissecting the document he calls a fake.

While the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate is indisputable, Arpaio's birtherism claims aren't a fringe opinion.

WND reported this week Arpaio is seeking the Senate seat of outgoing Sen.

In the 1990s, Arpaio controversially also set up an outdoor Tent City jail in the blistering Arizona sun.

The former Maricopa county Sheriff has long courted controversy, expressing right-wing views on immigration and policing. His original crime was possession of one gram of marijuana-barely enough to affect an adult human in the first place. "I'm not really going to go down a rabbit hole with you". These are strange, scary times.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner, a senator from Colorado, declined Wednesday to explicitly rule out throwing the NRSC's support behind Arpaio if he wins the primary. "You deport them back to the country they came from". This isn't a stunt.

  • Leon Brazil