Despite the fact that he was voted out of office and charged with criminal contempt for his role in sanctioning racial profiling, Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio hasn't gotten the message that he should go away. Instead, he's peddling more of the garbage that eventually led to his downfall.
On Thursday, "America's Toughest Sheriff" stood before reporters and announced that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is a "a fraudulently created document that has been represented as an official copy of the original."
Yeah, this birther crap again.
Flanked by mustachioed Maricopa County Chief Investigator Mike Zullo, Arpaio insisted he was not interested in where President Obama was born (America) but rather, "we were going to investigate a possibly forged document."
He's doesn't have an agenda, folks. He's just askin' questions!
Citing nine points of alleged forgery in President Obama's birth certificate confirmed, he claimed, by two separate forensic investigations, Zullo concluded that "we’re pretty confident with these results."
Arpaio, one of the predominant figures in the so-called "birther" movement that sought to discredit President Obama by calling into question his citizenship, has long been an outspoken supporter of fellow birther, President-elect Donald Trump, who himself was forced, begrudgingly, to conclude in September that, yeah, President Obama isn't trying to pull a fast one on the American people (better late than never, I guess?).
According to Arpaio, the next step in his "investigation" is to turn his results over to federal authorities. He declined to take any questions.