(San Francisco, California, May 14, 2019). Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch and a former prosecutor of the U.S. Department of Justice, filed on behalf of his client Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a motion to sanction Democrat congressmen including but not limited to House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler and presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, as well as leftist Arizona congresspersons Ruben Gallego and Raul M. Grijalva for filing a wholly frivolous and politically motived amicus brief in the case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit over President Trump's pardon of "America's Toughest Sheriff." Sheriff Arpaio, a real American patriot, had gone to the Ninth Circuit to obtain a ruling that the underlying court order finding him liable of a misdemeanor should now be vacated as moot, given the presidential pardon.
In the amicus brief filed by the Democrats, in their zeal to use Sheriff Arpaio as a whipping boy to not just trash him but also to trash President Trump over the pardon and his anti-illegal immigration policies and actions in general, they nonsensically argue that presidents do not have the power to pardon criminal contempt findings issued by federal judges. A simple reading of Supreme Court precedent, found in the below embedded motion for sanctions, shows the frivolousness of this contrived argument.
Klayman had this to say upon filing the motion to sanction Reps Nadler, Swalwell, Gallego, Grijalva and the others:
"These leftist anti-Arpaio-Trump House Democrats have no shame! It is time that they, the majority of whom have law degrees, are held to account for their politically motivated and frivolous actions, only designed to further harm the President of the United States and his ardent supporter Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in order to influence the 2020 elections. The Dems obviously love illegal immigration, as in many states, such as California and New York to name just a few, illegals can easily procure drivers licenses, register to vote and then fraudulently vote. Nadler, Swalwell, Gallego, Grijalva and the other hack congresspersons who filed their amicus brief, believe that illegals will favor their open border immigration policies and help elect Democrats to retain control over the House of Representatives, and reclaim the White House and U.S. Senate in 2020.
"It is the law that counts, however, not the 'inter-stellar wishes' of these political hacks. These congresspersons must be sanctioned and reprimanded by the Ninth Circuit for this blatant abuse and misuse of the legal system. Our system of justice has already suffered enough damage of late, and does not need Nadler, Swalwell, Gallego, Grijalva and their leftist 'comrades' to make a further mockery of it, thereby further undermining the confidence of the American people in the rule of law, much more the sanctity of the Constitution."
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