Arizona lawmaker accused of racism after racially-charged roast of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Daily Mail ^ | 27 February 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:31:38 PM by moonshinner_09
‘Sheriff Joe is the kind of guy that you gotta love, as long as you have papers,’ Kavanaugh can be heard saying on the recording made public by the Southern Poverty Law Center. ‘Going out with Joe is always an adventure,’ he adds as the audience laughs, ‘because usually when we walk into a restaurant, most of the waitstaff and cooks dive out the back window, and when they don’t, I never know what the hell’s in my food.’
Those jokes and several similar quips have put Arpaio in the uneasy position of defending a man he calls a friend. ‘How many Hispanics did you pull over on the way over here, Arpaio, huh?’ Kavanuagh jokes. Kavanaugh also joked about the federal monitor appointed to oversee the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office by a judge to limit racial profiling. ‘Just to show you how unreasonable the federal monitor is.. when Sheriff Joe sends his new deputies to the academy, he will no longer just train them to do the Miranda warning in Spanish, he will have to teach it in English too’ Kavanaugh wisecracks. ‘The sign over the booking intake door in the jail will have to have ‘welcome’ and just not ‘bienvenido,’ he continues. Arpaio can be heard around this point saying ‘that’s enough,’ but the state senator continued a bit longer before bidding the roaring crowd ‘adios.’
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