August 31, 2017 Press Releases

NV Dems Call on Adam Laxalt to Withdraw from Event with Trump’s Favorite Racist Criminal Joe Arpaio

by Nevada Democrats

Disgraced former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Nevada Governor hopeful Adam Laxalt are both set to appear at Chuck Muth’s Conservative Leadership Conference next month

Today, conservative political activist Chuck Muth announced that disgraced former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will join the lineup for his Conservative Leadership Conference next month – alongside the most partisan Attorney General in Nevada history, Adam Laxalt.

Joe Arpaio was a notorious bigot who was kicked out of office last year by voters and convicted of criminal contempt this year for racially profiling Latinos. President Trump recently pardoned Arpaio, a stunning decision that was met with widespread bipartisan condemnation and total silence from Laxalt.

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement: “President Trump’s favorite racist criminal Joe Arpaio has never shown one ounce of remorse for his illegal racial profiling of Latinos. It’s time for Nevada’s top law enforcement officer to stand up for the rule of law instead of pandering to the anti-immigrant elements of Trump’s Republican Party. Adam Laxalt should condemn Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio and immediately withdraw from this event honoring and celebrating Arpaio’s role as an enemy of civil rights.”

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