Arpaio, 87, who shares many of Trump’s hardline views on immigration, said in a news release that he is running for what would be a seventh term as sheriff of Maricopa County and promised to bring back several of his controversial policies, including a Tent City jail.
“On this day, August 25, 2019, after consultation and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I have decided to run to be reelected Sheriff,” Arpaio said. “Watch out world! We are back!”
Arpaio noted that his announcement date coincided with his wife’s birthday and the two-year anniversary of Trump’s pardoning him for what he called “a scurrilous misdemeanor contempt charge filed by President Obama’s administration.”