When asked by CNN host Chris Cuomo about his chance to reinvent himself before Arizona voters amid his 2018 Senate run, Sheriff Joe Arpaio doubled down on his insistence that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States — and claimed to have evidence.
After invoking Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” by claiming he has “too few” regrets to mention regarding his bigoted immigration enforcement record, Arpaio admitted he’d made “a few mistakes.”
“Was the birtherism a mistake?” Cuomo asked.
“Oh, now you’re bringing that up?” the pardoned former sheriff responded.
“I started this because of a fake government document,” Arpaio said of his insistence that Obama was not a true American citizen. “I didn’t care where the president came from. I didn’t care at all. We had the evidence, nobody will talk about or a look a at it. Anytime you want to come down, we’ll be glad to show you the evidence. You’re going to hear more about this.”
“You think President Obama’s birth certificate is a phony?” the host reiterated.
“No doubt about it,” the ex-sheriff responded. “We have the evidence. I‘m not going to go into all the details. It’s a phony document.”
Cuomo reminded Arpaio that “even Donald Trump says he now believes Obama was born in this country.”
“If you want to be a U.S. senator, don’t you think that people should have confidence in your judgment on something as crucial as that?” the host implored.
Watch below, via CNN:
Virginia was the bellwether of 2017’s big blue wave — but could it happen again?
In November 2017, powered by a surge of grassroots activism one year after Donald Trump’s election, Democrats wiped out a Republican supermajority in the Virginia House of Delegates, and came within one disputed ballot and a random drawing of sharing power in a 50-50 chamber — an early harbinger of the 2018 blue wave. Now they’re back to finish the job, aiming to recapture control of both legislative chambers for the first time in 26 years and set the tone for the 2020 election.
Swing Left, a key player in flipping the House of Representatives last year, has targeted 15 races in the House of Delegates and five in the State Senate. Their main focus is people power, but they’ve also raised more than $550,000 in grassroots donations as of Sept. 11. Just two seats are needed to flip each chamber, and a court-ordered redistricting has made flipping the House much more doable.
‘Did Obama know?’ Rudy Giuliani flings wild new accusations against Biden in overnight tweet rant
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani hurled accusations of Ukraine corruption at Joe Biden and his son in a series of middle-of-the-night tweets.
The president admitted Sunday to speaking to Ukraine's president about an investigation of Hunter Biden's business dealings with a natural gas company in the country, after a series of reports revealed his efforts to pressure that government to come up with dirt on the former vice president.
Early Monday morning, Giuliani accused Kiev of laundering $3 million to Hunter Biden and suggested the Obama administration was aware but did nothing, although the former New York City mayor offered no supporting evidence of those allegations.
Chronically underpaid EMTs are being assaulted at record rates
If Upton Sinclair were to write the modern equivalent to “The Jungle,” he might make the setting the metaphorical meat grinder of today’s emergency medical services industry.
Across the nation, emergency medical service professionals, the front-line workforce upon which so much of a patient outcome rests, are grossly underpaid for brutal work schedules that put them at risk of both serious physical injury and burnout.
The cherry on the top of this abuse sundae is that they are 14 times more likely to be violently assaulted on the job than a firefighter.