AZ AG Horne: Setting the record straight

August 14, 2014

The following message, sent out in an email to supporters by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is titled, “Stand With Us.” What makes it particularly compelling is that it cogently lays out the stark differences between incumbent Horne and his establishment recruited opponent. It’s definitely worth your time:

As your Attorney General, I’m proud of our accomplishments over the past four years. We’ve fought federal overreach, and won. We’ve dismantled drug cartels, protected women and children from the horrors of human trafficking, and helped homeowners during the mortgage crisis.

Quite frankly I’m fed up. I’m fed up at my primary opponent and his establishment allies at the distortions and outright lies they have leveled against me and the great people that work at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. I think it’s very telling that my opponent has shown that he is willing to say and do anything to win an election. He’s sold out to the establishment more than once. While I continue to be an independent and impartial Attorney General, he’ll be the lapdog of the open borders, special interest crowd that is funding his campaign.

Let’s look at the facts, while I have fought to secure the border and have beaten the Obama Administration in court on SB 1070, Mark Brnovich has been a senior fellow at a think tank that has advocated amnesty and open borders. He’s also donated to the campaign of Pete Rios who is one of the premier open border advocates in the state. While I have spent the last fourteen years serving the public, Mark has found a way to double dip. While he was supposedly serving the public as a prosecutor, he was also a lobbyist for private prisons. I’m still unclear on why this wasn’t a conflict of interest. While it may not have been illegal, it surely is very unethical.

This primary election couldn’t be more important. I’m the clear conservative in the race. That’s why Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Senator Gail Griffin, Senator Judy Burges, Representative David Gowan, and former Senate President Russell Pearce have all endorsed my campaign. I’m endorsed by two major law enforcement organizations (Highway Patrol Association and Correctional Peace Officers Association), where my opponent is endorsed by none. I’m also the only Arizona statewide candidate endorsed by the National Rifle Association. By contrast, my opponent is endorsed by the liberal Arizona Republic.

It’s time to make a choice and spread the word. You can choose an independent Attorney General who has a proven track record of fighting to protect all Arizonans or you can choose the candidate that has sold out to liberal, special interest. With only two weeks left before the August 26th Primary, you can stand with me by clicking the link and making a generous contribution to my re-election. No amount is too small and every dollar goes a long way to ensuring that we have a tough and thoughtful Attorney General.

Sincerely,
Tom Horne
Attorney General

If you approve of the job Attorney General Tom Horne is doing, help him get reelected.  It matters.


Law enforcement agencies support AZ AG Tom Horne

August 7, 2014

Correctional Peace Officers and AZ Highway Patrol note AG’s accomplishments

Both the Correctional Peace Officers Association and the Arizona Highway Patrol Association have given their full support and endorsement to Attorney General Tom Horne in the upcoming Primary Election.

Horne has done a tremendous job restoring the Attorney General’s office to a frontline crime fighting agency. Whether it’s dismantling drug cartels, fighting human and underage sex trafficking, prosecuting identity thieves, or protecting women, children, and seniors, the office is far more effective and responsive now than when took it back for Republicans nearly four years ago.

In 2010, the Correctional Peace Officers Association endorsed Horne’s Democrat opponent. Although she’s running again, they have now given their unequivocal endorsement to Tom Horne’s re-election.

In the  organization’s letter of support, Kevin McClellan, Executive President, stated, “Among the solutions that Tom Horne has demonstrated as Attorney General, are partnering with other law enforcement agencies to take down drug cartels, increasing consumer protection, bringing in $2 billion to help Arizonans affected by the mortgage crisis, and serving as co-chair of the Coalition to Protect Arizona Children from Trafficking and pushing legislation for those who sell underage girls.”

In its endorsement, the Arizona Highway Patrol association’s President, Jimmy Chavez, stated “The Arizona Highway Patrol Association has had a long and positive working relationship with Tom Horne. Throughout his tenure as the Attorney General for the state of Arizona, as well as his service in the Arizona Legislature, Tom Horne has continually demonstrated his staunch support for public safety. The Arizona Highway Patrol Association has chosen to endorse Tom Horne in the Republican Primary for Arizona Attorney General.”

To see the both letters, click here. To contribute to AG Horne’s reelection, click here.


AZ AG Horne blasts ACLU for defending I.D. theft for illegals

July 15, 2014

Arizona Attorney General is working on behalf of the citizens of the state of AZ

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne recently issued a statement criticizing the American Civil Liberties Union for filing a lawsuit —- Puente Arizona —- against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others, which would seek to render unconstitutional Arizona’s law creating the crime of aggravated identity theft for stealing another person’s identity for the purpose of obtaining employment.

Shockingly the radically leftwing ACLU wants to make an exception to the statute for those in the United States illegally.

Horne stated: “We have been working hard to fight identity theft, a serious problem in Arizona, and the idea that laws to fight this problem are unconstitutional is absurd.”

The Attorney General said, “My office works hand in hand with the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition, which is dedicated to creating public awareness about identity theft and training law enforcement officers on how best to respond to identity theft victims.”

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office’s role in the coalition is to promote cooperation among members, create and maintain training materials, outreach tools, and victim assistance services to better serve identity theft victims.

Help Tom Horne continue the crucial fight to protect Arizona’s citizens.

 


Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Send troops to the border

June 30, 2014

  “….at least I know where the border is!”

Sunday’s Drudge Report headlines our own Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s call for Barack Obama to deploy the U.S. military to the Mexican border to work bilaterally in controlling the flood of illegal aliens crossing into the United States.

Listen (click on audio bar at 10:54) to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as he is interviewed by Aaron Klein Investigative Radio on The Answer, 970 AM New York — transmitted across the globe from Tel Aviv. 

Arpaio says, “If we are worried about the danger, then I would send the military across the border, work with their military bilaterally and get the job done. That’s what I would do and we’d clean up this mess.”

Our no-nonsense sheriff, renown for his tough stance on illegal immigration, was asked how he would help clean up the immigration mess if he were advising the White House. He responded unequivocally, “Why do they have to go to court? The minute they cross the border, put them on an airplane and send them back.”

“I spent many, many years as a regional director in Mexico City, Central, and South America, also I was the head of the DEA in Texas and Arizona.” Arpaio added, “ So at least I know where the border is!”

I would go back to what I did in Mexico. We were operational. We let agents carry guns. We worked right along with the Mexican authorities, locking up drug peddlers….worked together and got things done.

Arpaio noted that 38 percent of illegal-alien inmates in his Maricopa County jails who are turned over to federal authorities for violating immigration law return “over and over again on various criminal charges, which violates their [the fed’s] own policy and criteria that they are supposed to be deported.”

“Either they [convicted illegal alien felons] are coming across that border multiple times or they are being dumped on the streets of Arizona,” he said.

WND also carries the linked broadcast.

An exasperated Arpaio, referring to the deluge of unaccompanied minors flooding across the southern border, recently told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, “You talk about the Border Patrol, they’re too busy changing diapers and not going after dope peddlers and illegal immigrants.”

Border Patrol agents are allegedly being told that if they speak out about the situation, they will be disciplined or charged with a crime.


America’s Forum: JD interviews U.S. Rep. Schweikert Fri. 6am, Sheriff Arpaio 8am

June 19, 2014

Begin your day informed

JD Hayworth, host of “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV, will interview Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday morning, June 20, following the 8:00 am “Newsmax Now” Update. Sheriff Arpaio will share his up close and personal view of the effects of the current border crisis on Arizona.

Watch the broadcast live by clicking HERE.  

“America’s Forum” runs weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 am AZ. Time.

Newsmax TV is also seen on both Dish Network (Ch. 223) and DirecTV (Ch. 349), providing the latest news, expert views and live programming from your favorite TV hosts and A-list guests. Tune in! Add www.newsmaxtv.com to your “favorites.”

Update-tag

AZ U.S. Rep. David Schweikert (R-CD6) will the first guest after the news at 6:00 am, AZ Time!


AZ AG Tom Horne wins Sheriff Arpaio’s endorsement

June 17, 2014

With today’s endorsement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s re-election campaign has captured the support coveted by many conservative Republicans.

Sheriff Arpaio announced his endorsement of Horne, reprising his 2010 support. Arpaio, calling it an “honor and a privilege” to lend his support,  said he’s impressed with Tom Horne’s record as attorney general and his efforts to constrain the flood of illegal immigration into our state.

Sheriff Arpaio’s statement reads: “I have spent my career serving and protecting the people who elected me.  As a public servant, I take my job very seriously.  That is why I am happy to endorse Tom Horne for re-election.  Since taking office he has worked tirelessly to protect the citizens of Arizona. Despite a deluge of attacks from opponents and the liberal media since taking office, Tom has remained focused and determined – and has the results to prove it.  He has worked to protect our border, dismantle drug cartels, been a real partner with law enforcement across the state, and continues to fight Obama and federal overreach. He personally argued two cases to the U.S. Supreme Court last year and won them both: one establishing our right to require evidence of citizenship from those registering to vote, and the other also stopping federal overreach.  He is the Attorney General who over the next four years who will resist Obama administration overreach, help protect our border, and enforce the law.”

Former state gambling director and lobbyist Mark Brnovich, with ties to the McCain/Kyl/Flake and Montgomery establishment wing which recruited him, is challenging Horne in the GOP primary.

 

 


AZ AG Tom Horne’s strong message to Feds: Stop sending Illegals to AZ

June 12, 2014

AG cites federal statutes, potential legal action if dumping of illegals continues

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today formally demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immediately cease and desist the transportation and abandonment of illegal aliens from other states into Arizona.

Citing federal statutes – 8 U.S.C. § 1103(a)(5) and 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii) —  the Department of Homeland Security has been told to stop abandoning foreign nationals in Arizona.

In a statement released today, Horne said, “In the past two weeks, the Department of Homeland Security has transported, and continues to transport, a significant number of illegal immigrants from other states into Arizona.

Men, women and children left at bus terminals in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees with nothing more than instructions to report to the nearest ICE office within 15 days, posing significant health and safety risks both for the people being abandoned and the communities in which they are being stranded, is not acceptable.”

He noted, “Not only were these inadvisable and irresponsible actions done without notifying Arizona officials, but DHS has yet to explain why it is apprehending aliens in Texas, moving them some 1200 miles and simply releasing them in our state. There does not appear to be any lawful authority for such actions, and I am demanding it immediately stops. In the meantime, my office is aggressively looking into what legal remedies are available to allow for a federal lawsuit.”

This letter, the formal request for immediate agency action, was sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson earlier today (June 12, 2014). In it, Attorney General Horne requests that the DHS furnish the following information as soon as possible:

1. The number of aliens transported to Arizona from Texas and left at bus stations since May 1, 2014;

2. The steps DHS took to ensure that none of these aliens were in need of medical treatment and that all of them were inoculated against communicable diseases;

3. The steps DHS took to ensure that none of these aliens were convicted criminals or engaged in smuggling or human trafficking at the time of their apprehension;

4. The steps DHS took to ensure that these aliens had sufficient financial and other means to avoid exploitation or the need for intervention by Arizona public officials in order to protect their safety and welfare; and

5. The steps DHS is taking to monitor their whereabouts and/or ensure that they will report to ICE offices for processing as instructed before they were released.

Given the Democrat-aiding amnesty scheming by the Obama administration, we might grow old waiting for an appropriate response to Attorney General Horne‘s reasonable request.


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