In what is supposed to be pure coincidental timing, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has informed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of his intent to file civil action against him. Holder’s notice comes just days after Sheriff Joe announced that he was preparing another news conference where he would reveal more damaging evidence against Barack Obama and his eligibility to be President of the United States.
Holder’s civil suit claims that Arpaio and the sheriff’s department are using racial profiling as part of their tactics to fight illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe’s response is “prove it.” He also said that Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama need to clean up their own house before they try to clean up his.
Earlier this year, Holder’s Department of Justice tried to negotiate with Arpaio, but one of the DOJ terms would have basically stripped Arpaio of his authority, to which he refused. The DOJ wanted to establish a court appointed monitor who would then approve or disapprove ALL of Arpaio’s decisions concerning department operations, especially when it came to illegal aliens. Sheriff Joe said that the voters of the county gave him his power by electing him and that there is no way he would relinquish that authority to anyone else, especially someone working for the federal government.
Sheriff Joe has reminded the feds that he has over 40 years of federal law enforcement experience and that he knows what is and is not legal. He also told the DOJ to make their evidence against him public so that everyone can see exactly what the charges are and the evidence behind them. The DOJ responded by saying that since it was Arpaio that broke the terms of negotiation, they will not submit to his demand and will await the trial to lay out their evidence against him.
Many people including myself, see the Holder notification of intent to sue, to be a politically motivated posture that is designed to threaten and intimidate Arpaio into backing down from his investigation into Obama’s eligibility. What they fail to realize is that Arpaio is like a bulldog that has grabbed onto a bull’s snout and just won’t let go. The more the bull fights, the tighter the bulldog clamps down on him to hold on. If anything, Holder’s actions will only make Arpaio more resolute than before to stand his ground and to hold his news conference.
My only suggestion to Sheriff Joe is that I wouldn’t wait till June 1st to hold the news conference. If I were him, I would hold it now and get the information out as soon as possible. If Obama and Holder want to escalate the situation, then Sheriff Joe needs to also escalate and go after the President with everything he has. After all, it is within his powers to file criminal charges against Barack Obama for misrepresenting himself and his qualifications to the people of Maricopa County. Perhaps this would be the best course of action to take against Obama as it would provide a legal forum for the Cold Case Posse to lay out all of their findings in the case. It would be the biggest trial of the year, the decade, the century and in the history of the United States.