Tea Party needs to practice what it peaches ASU News The State Press Arizona State University
Last Friday, Tea Party members, joined by State Sen. Russell Pearce and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, held a rally at the state Capitol to hold legislators accountable.
Arpaio is notorious for his immigration raids and inhumane treatment of prisoners. He has fed his inmates spoiled food, and subjects them to extreme temperatures in his Tent City, a facility that resembles a concentration camp. Arpaio also is responsible for reinstating chain gangs in Arizona.
As if that isn’t unacceptable enough, Arpaio has recently been accused of inappropriately spending $99 million.
According to The New York Times, Arpaio spent the money, which was allocated for two Arizona jails, to pay for other law enforcement operations.
Arpaio is another official who needs to be held accountable. He continues to treat prisoners sadistically and show disregard for the law by inappropriately using taxpayer money. And last, but certainly not least, let’s demand accountability of Tea Party protesters themselves.
At the rally last Friday, Tea Party participants spewed hateful and racist statements at other protestors.
A clip on Channel 12 News showed a Tea Party participant yelling at a protester. “The United States has a higher standard of living than Mexico because it’s populated by white people,” he said.