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Joe Arpaio won't elaborate in detail on Trump policies

Posted at 2:54 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 17:55:19-04

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio is unwilling or unable to elaborate in any detail on the Trump administration policies that he supports.

Arpaio declined at a news conference Tuesday to elaborate on how the tariffs threatened by Trump would affect Arizonans and whether the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal will make Americans less or more safe.

Instead, he focused on his loyalty to Trump, who pardoned Arpaio's contempt of court conviction for disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case.



The news conference was held before Arpaio handed in petition signatures needed to appear in the Aug. 28 Republican primary in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake.

Arpaio faces U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and former state Sen. Kelli Ward in the GOP field.