Sheriff Arpaio announced he’s running for the Senate. He’s 85. The Senate is just beginning to slough off dead skin cells like Arpaio in the form of Orrin Hatch (and finger’s crossed Grassley! and yes, DiFi too!), but this scam artist says he’s got to run to support Trump!
This was Jeff Flake’s ineffectual never-Trump conservative seat and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will win it in 2018. Among the Republican challengers are a younger nutjob named Kelli Ward and maybe Sheriff Joe – unless this is just a fund raising scam and he’ll drop out at some point – but if not and he and Ward face off, sucking up all the crazy oxygen in the state then this will be fun, like Roy Moore fun.
“Being a U.S. senator is a little different than being the sheriff, because you can do a lot of things in the U.S. Senate, and I have many plans, believe me,” Mr. Arpaio told The Washington Examiner in announcing his bid. “I have a lot to offer. I’m a big supporter of President Trump.”
Kelli Ward must be fuming at the old fool for potentially getting in her way. But as we know, there’s no honor among Bannonite whack jobs. This is sort of unprecedented because it’s not like Ward is rational, she’s no establishment Republican. She’s already known as “Chemtrail” Kelli, for spouting nutty conspiracy ideas in her state senate races and in her primary race against John McCain. Newsweek called her Roy Moore 2.0. of course splitting the nativist, Trumpist vote will likely be a good path forward for the Flake-like Martha McSally, who will announce her candidacy later this week. McSally, whose name makes her sound like the perfect lesbian (but probably isn’t, bein Relublican and all, cough, cough), will quickly become Mitch McConnell’s girl and attract fire from both “Chemtrail” Kelli and Sheriff Joe. It’ll be quite a race to see whether the Trump crazy GOP can once again gnaw its own foot off… and shoot it too.
But some supporters of Mr. Arpaio expressed optimism about his chances.
“Sheriff Joe is a good, solid, I would say conservative person,” said Vera Anderson, 76, a Republican organizer and activist in Phoenix who is also a vocal supporter of Mr. Trump. “He would be a good choice in my opinion.”
Go for it Vera!! 50+% Latino turnout and a flipped senate seat is all you have to lose.