Los Angeles, CA – Former California Assembly Speaker and 41st Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement regarding reports that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will run for the United States Senate to replace retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.
Said Mayor Villaraigosa:
“The notion that convicted felon Joe Arpaio considers himself fit to represent the people of Arizona in the U.S. Senate is unfathomable.
“Just like Roy Moore, Joe Arpaio continuously abused his law enforcement power with repulsive acts against the public.
“We stand with the people of Arizona, and speak with one voice to challenge his bigotry that violates our laws and our nation’s true values.”