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Rep. Andy Biggs supports pardon of Joe Arpaio

Andy Biggs supports pardon of Joe Arpaio
Posted at 12:51 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 20:38:12-04

Rep. Andy Biggs has joined two other Republicans on Arizona's congressional delegation in supporting a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

President Donald Trump has said he's considering a pardon of Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order to stop his immigration patrols.

Like Republican Reps. Paul Gosar and Trent Franks, Biggs described the case against Arpaio as a political prosecution and supports a pardon.

Three Democrats on Arizona's nine-member delegation oppose a pardon.

The fourth Democrat said Arpaio should be held accountable for his actions.

Sen. Jeff Flake told reporters that he'd prefer to let the Arpaio case run its course.

Other top Arizona Republicans -- Gov. Doug Ducey, Sen. John McCain and Reps. Martha McSally and David Schweikert -- haven't publicly revealed whether they support an Arpaio pardon.

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