Grassfire Nation presented Sheriff Joe Arpaio with a stack of 100,000 signatures of support. The petition says that the Holder Department of Justice investigation was nothing more than a political attack on the popular sheriff.
World Net Daily reported:
Officials with Grassfire Nation, a key coordinating group for tea-party-type activities and issues, say the Department of Justice’s investigation of Maricopa, Ariz., County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is nothing more than a political attack.
And to offer encouragement to the sheriff, Darla Dawald, representing the Grassfire Nation group, has presented Arpaio with a petition of some 100,000 signatures from people who have declared their support for the law-enforcement officer.
Grassfire Nation supports the Patriot Action Network, which calls itself the “nation’s largest conservative social action network, involving tens of thousands of citizens,” including many tea party members.
The petition demands DOJ prove its accusations that Arpaio’s office has engaged in a policy to systematically violate the civil rights of Hispanics, which WND has reported DOJ refuses to do.
The petition claims the DOJ investigation is nothing more than a baseless, politically motivated attack on Arpaio.