Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told Univision that he will "never" apologize to Latinos for intentionally persecuting them while he was in office.
"An apology for doing my job? That would never happen," Arpaio said during an exclusive interview at his office in Fountain Hills, Arizona. "I think if I stood on a big tower and I screamed at everyone, at all Hispanics, and I said that I disagreed with all the deportations and said 'I love you all' it wouldn't make any difference." He believes he will be demonized by the media no matter what he says.
Following his pardon, Republicans are using the racist Sheriff to raise money at fundraisers.
The presidential pardon has raised Arpaio's profile as an immigration hawk in the midst of growing racial tensions.Arpaio is now planning to reap the rewards. Republicans from other parts of the country are looking for him to participate in events - he will be in Las Vegas and Fresno, California in the coming weeks - and he's speeding up the publication of his third book, which he says deals with "corruption in government."