Disgraced ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was pardoned for a felony conviction in 2017 by President Donald Trump, made an appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ internet show.
Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for violating a federal judge’s order to stop racially profiling Hispanics, recently announced that he was running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona.
Jones told his fans to donate and volunteer for Arpaio’s campaign because Democrats are “trying to get enough votes to impeach the president,” noted Right Wing Watch.
Jones also claimed — without any proof — that the U.S. Senate election was going to be illegally rigged:
You know they’re going to have people voting in the names of dead people. You know they get the illegals and hop them all up and tell them he’s the enemy just because he’s for law and order and they’re going to try to vote against him. And there’s serious fraud in Arizona, so we need to get him five, 10, 15 points ahead to even have a chance at winning like Trump did.
Arpaio thanked Jones for his help:
Just what you’re doing now, Alex. Appreciate it—putting that word out and motivating my base.
(Source: Right Wing Watch)