by Isabel Matos
Sheriff Arpaio Un-Endorses Katrina, Shifts Support to Pete Sessions Dallas Morning News March 1st, 2014 @ 2:45 p.m.:
In an email, Katrina Pierson said that Arpaio did not inform her before switching his endorsement.
“We are unaware of this information as it has not been relayed to our campaign,” she wrote.
Ken Emanuelson, a Dallas Tea Party activist and a Pierson campaign volunteer, said that he was disappointed that Arpaio felt misled. He added that the campaign had provided the sheriff with rankings from NumbersUSA, a conservative immigration group. Those rankings knocked Sessions for comments during a Dallas Morning News editorial board meeting, where he supported a guest worker program for people living in the country illegally.
ORIGINAL ITEM: WASHINGTON– Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona withdrew his endorsement of tea party congressional candidate Katrina Pierson on Saturday, asserting that she had “misled” him about Rep. Pete Sessions’ views on immigration. He also threw his support to Sessions, R-Dallas, in Tuesday’s primary.
“I was told by Ms. Pierson and her supporters that Pete Sessions was in favor of weakening our nation’s immigration system and was a supporter of amnesty. I’ve since found out that couldn’t be further from the truth,” Arpaio said in a written statement the Sessions campaign planned to release later today. “Pete has been a consistent voice for law enforcement and strong proponent of border security issues throughout his nine terms of service in Congress.”
H/T Rob Hart
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is wrong! He should take back what he said, unendorse Pete Sessions and re-endorse Katrina. Pete Sessions Supports Amnesty.
Sheriff: This is Katrina at the Jobs rally in DC: