Like Donald Trump before him, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched a team of pathetic rent-a-cop whackjobs to the state of Hawaii in search of confirmation that President Obama was born there. Because the word of the state government and all other available evidence just isn’t good enough.
Not to be outdone by the Arizona secretary of state’s recent flirtation with birtherism, Sheriff Joe Arpaio escalated his probe into President Obama’s birth certificate this week by dispatching a deputy from his “threats unit” to Hawaii.
Both the Arizona Republic and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported deputy Brian Mackiewcz traveled with Arpaio’s volunteer posse member Michael Zullo on Monday to try to get an official confirmation that Hawaii has the president’s birth certificate on file. [...]
The Star-Advertiser reported that Zullo and Mackiewcz flashed badges on Monday when they showed up at the Hawaii Department of Health. Mackiewcz apparently also handed over a business card showing he is part of the Arizona sheriff’s “Threats Management Unit.”
It’s long past time for an intervention. Joe Arpaio belongs in a prison cell.
This is clearly racially-motivated, and Arpaio and his band of fascist disciples need to be removed from the stage before they further embarrass the nation.