Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff, Says Media Conspiracy Against Birthers Is ‘Bigger Than Watergate’
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County law enforcer who is leading an widely derided investigation into the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate, believes that the media is purposefully downplaying birthers’ efforts in a conspiracy “bigger than Watergate.”
In an interview with the Arizona Republic‘s E.J. Montini, Arpaio said he believes the press is intentionally making the issue seem less important than it is. He also discussed the press conference he held earlier this month about his probe into President Obama’s birth certificate.
“The media all came to make fun of me,” he said of the March 1 press conference. “I’m a little concerned that all of their questions were zeroed in on credibility and that this has been rehashed. They didn’t even ask about the proof of the case. They didn’t ask about the facts that we had.”
Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff” in America, used the press conference to unveil the preliminary results of his investigation into Obama’s birth certificate. Arpaio, along with a “posse” of volunteer investigators, said there is reason to believe that the official copy of the president’s birth certificate, released by the White House last spring, is a forgery.