Why John McCain Does Not Support Trump’s Pardon Of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
You can appreciate Republican John McCain’s viewpoint on the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, as he has been loudly vocal on his disapproval of the immigrant travel ban Trump put into effect January. Arpaio is a man that totally embraces the new Trump era belief that people from other countries other than the United States or not the right color or sexual orientation can lose their human rights and become suspect to anything he might come up with to charge you or just hold you for awhile. The pardon of a likeminded bedfellow of Trump should not come as a big surprise to anyone. Hell, he blatantly announced he would use the Executive Office privilege of pardon for his own sons if they were convicted on the Russian election conspiracy theories. But…Arpaio supported Trump during the presidential campaign last year and both men have promoted the lie that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
McCain harshly criticized the President for the pardon of Joe Arpaio. the former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who was found guilty of criminal contempt after illegally targeting Latinos. John McCain has had a pretty powerful year standing up to Trump’s ineffective running of this country and putting into place a more elitist standard to make laws by. His vote was the final death vote of Republican betrayal to stop the dismantling of Obama Care. So, you can see why McCain might be a little pissed off in the flagrant misuse of the highest held office of the United States to pardon one from a crime. McCain basically said the pardon undermined the president’s “claim for the respect of rule of law.” Or it could be he has never forgotten that in 2015, Trump suggested McCain, who was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, wasn’t really a war hero because he got caught by the enemy. Yeah right? This from a man whose only battle zone he has been in was pushing himself to the front of the line at McDonalds. lol
Trump’s pardon of Arpaio, who was found to have “willfully violated” a 2011 court order barring him from detaining individuals based solely on suspicion about their legal status, was the first of his presidency. McCain issued a statement after Trump’s announcement, saying it undermined the president’s professed respect for the rule of law. “No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted with the privilege of being sworn law officers should always seek to be beyond reproach in their commitment to fairly enforcing the laws they swore to uphold.” Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders.” “The President has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.” The White House defended the pardon by saying the 85-year-old Arpaio had history working in law enforcement.
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Trump is the absolute poster boy of President Bush’s days of “either you are with me or against me.” If you are in his corner, he will bend rules and break laws to be the big hero to you but as they say about the devil’s contract signed in blood….God help you if you decide he might not be right and pull your support.
King of Cups:
This a successful man who has many secrets which he prefers to not come to light. With one hand, a chalice of giving and the other a scepter of judgment. This more than likely is Arpaio but could also represent Trump,
Having the rug pulled out from under you and being blindsided. This is a tricky pull with this story as you could read it in several ways. One that Arpaio thought he was above his own law and would never be prosecuted let alone convicted and have all his power stripped or the unexpected Trump decision to pardon him.
Six of Swords:
Spiritual awakening and enlightenment. I would rather doubt this was pulled for either Sheriff Arpaio or Trump as both of them feel they are using the hand of “might makes right”, so I am going to interpret this card as exposing the abuse of the law by Arpaio making everyone aware of the racist profiling in order to make change.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine.