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House Speaker Paul Ryan Criticizes Donald Trumpís Pardon for Joe Arpaio
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2017 5:12 p.m. ET | Peter Nicholas

Posted on 08/26/2017 5:50:39 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump for pardoning a former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to object to the move.

“The speaker does not agree with the decision,” said Ryan spokesman Doug Andres. “Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.”

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about Mr. Ryan’s statement.

On Friday, the White House announced that the president had pardoned Mr. Arpaio, known as an immigration hard-liner who had been sheriff of Maricopa County for 24 years before he lost a re-election bid last year.

Mr. Arpaio, an early supporter of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, was convicted last month for disobeying a 2011 federal court order to halt immigration raids. He was to be sentenced in October and faced up to six months in jail.

As sheriff he took aggressive measures to curb illegal immigration, including hunting people who crossed the border illegally in remote parts of his county, launching workplace raids and conducting traffic stops.

In a tweet Friday, the president described Mr. Arpaio as a “patriot” who “kept Arizona safe.”

A statement from the White House Friday said:

“Throughout his time as sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our nation, he is a worthy candidate for a presidential pardon.”

Mr. Arpaio didn’t respond to a request for comment, but in several tweets after the pardon he thanked the president and his supporters, while also asking for donations to his legal fund.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 115th; arpaio; gopestablishment; handwringers; pardon; paulryno; rinos; ryan; ryno; sheriffjoe; sheriffjoepardon; speakerryan; trump
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Screw you Ryan!!! He need's to be gone this time next year!!!
1 posted on 08/26/2017 5:50:40 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

and?...so??


2 posted on 08/26/2017 5:51:56 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: BradtotheBone

http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/robertrobb/2017/08/25/joe-arpaio-pardon-facts-dont-matter/603064001/


3 posted on 08/26/2017 5:53:45 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: BradtotheBone

Snipers gotta’ snipe.....


4 posted on 08/26/2017 5:54:57 PM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (We were Trumpin' before Trumpin' was cool.....)
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To: BradtotheBone

It’s going to be fun night on primary nights.
Arizona, Wisconsin, Alabama...


5 posted on 08/26/2017 5:55:35 PM PDT by Principled (OMG I'm so tired of all this winning...)
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To: BradtotheBone

Ratface Ryan is truly detestable at every turn. An utter quisling.

If he is not primaried, it would be worth voting Dem just to destroy his political career and backstabbing in the House.


6 posted on 08/26/2017 5:57:33 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Why defend the EU?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Paul Ryan smells like vaseline


7 posted on 08/26/2017 5:58:18 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Principled

The Sheriff was just doing his job.


8 posted on 08/26/2017 5:59:00 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: BradtotheBone

This girly-boy Ryan is a POS.


9 posted on 08/26/2017 5:59:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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“This girly-boy Ryan is a POS.”

Dung is not as bad as Ratface.


10 posted on 08/26/2017 6:00:42 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Why defend the EU?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Well, he is the leader of the opposition party.


11 posted on 08/26/2017 6:00:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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If you have a GOP rep, it is time to put heat on them to get them to whip Ryan into shape or tell him to move on. GOP voters put Ryan into office - he needs to start toeing the line, regardless of his position.
12 posted on 08/26/2017 6:02:29 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The U.S. Senate - where American freedom goes to die.)
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To: BradtotheBone

I don’t recall any criticisms of either Clinton or Obama decisions to whom to pardon.


13 posted on 08/26/2017 6:03:33 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: BradtotheBone

D ick with ears...


14 posted on 08/26/2017 6:03:42 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: BradtotheBone

Does this goofdick assclown ever say anything in support of President Trump?

I cannot stand Ryan, Mitch, McCain, or anyone even close to the GOPe.


15 posted on 08/26/2017 6:03:45 PM PDT by boycott
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To: BradtotheBone

He’s signalling to the left: go ahead and take out the top two; I’ll be much more agreeable to you as president.


16 posted on 08/26/2017 6:04:18 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Maine Mariner

I don’t recall any criticisms of either Clinton or Obama decisions to whom to pardon.

I should have added by Democrats in the House or Senate.


17 posted on 08/26/2017 6:05:17 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: shalom aleichem

I thought it unprofessional - whether he agreed or disagreed. He should have said, “Pardons are the President’s prerogative following certain guidelines.”

Ryan should focus on the business of Congress since that is where his opinion is relevant.


18 posted on 08/26/2017 6:05:33 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: BradtotheBone

Everyone remember when the (supposedly) illegal alien woman stood up at one of Ryano’s town halls, asking if Ryano wanted her deported, and he answered “no”?

Think about that, and contrast that with the fact that he has not spoken out against against the prosecution/conviction of David Olafson (sp?), a (legal, American) citizen of Wisconsin, who was falsely convicted and jailed for illegal conversion of his AR-15 to full auto.


19 posted on 08/26/2017 6:06:29 PM PDT by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about Mr. Ryan’s statement.

No response is a response. Trump doesn't need to justify his action to the Speaker. See: Article II.

20 posted on 08/26/2017 6:08:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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