Home  »  Immigration  »  Arizona Sheriff Babeu Endorses Romney, Attacks Perry On Immigration

Oct 13, 2011 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News:

Sheriff Paul Babeu, an Arizona lawman known nationally for his criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the “Fast and Furious” scandal, has decided to support Republican presidential aspirant Mitt Romney, and will serve as co-chair for Romney’s Arizona campaign, FOX has learned.

“It is an honor to have the support of Sheriff Babeu,” Romney said in a statement. “His efforts working to protect our border are critical to lowering crime, reducing illegal immigration, and stopping both drug and human trafficking. Sheriff Babeu has been a leader in the call for the federal government to secure the border. As president, I will work with leaders like Sheriff Babeu to protect our southern border, provide the required assistance from the federal government, and put an end to the magnets that cause illegal immigration.”

” Securing our border is an important part of our national security – Mitt Romney understands this. He also understands that magnets like in-state tuition for illegal immigrants don’t stop illegal immigration, they only make it worse.” Babeu said in an apparent direct hit at Romney’s GOP rival Rick Perry. ” Of all the candidates, Mitt Romney has shown that he is the most committed to securing the border and I look forward to working with him to do this.”

At a press conference last week in Phoenix, Babeu, who represents Pinal County, stood with fellow Arizona sheriffs and called for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over the ” Fast & Famous” federal operation that knowingly allowed over 2,000 firearms to be used by the deadly drug cartels in a failed effort to track as they infiltrated the large drug operations.

“My deputies and officers across the southwest could face the barrel of a gun that our own government, Eric Holder and the President, put into the hands of these criminals,” Babeu told FOX news in an earlier televised interview. “Whoever approved this should be criminally held to account for this.”

A staunch opponent of illegal immigration and human trafficking, Babeu is going to be a chief surrogate on immigration for the Romney campaign, and expected to be a fierce critic of Perry’s policies on the topic.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s department, Babeu heads a department of 700, and was named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff. Babeu serves as President of the Arizona Sheriffs’ Association and recently retired from the Army National Guard. As an Army Major, Babeu commanded nearly 700 soldiers in the Yuma Sector and helped reduced illegal entries by 96%.


Comments

  1. TouchStone says:

    He’s obviously not familiar with how the People’s Republik of Messed-up-choo-choos is strangling on all their illegals.

  2. TouchStone says:

    He’s obviously not familiar with how the People’s Republik of Messed-up-choo-choos is strangling on all their illegals.

  3. Wildcat444 says:

    Instead of Romney, you should be supporting Ron Paul.

  4. Anonymous says:

    No  instead of Romney. He’s the man . Fair & firm on illegal immigration. Have you evr heard of any President of MExico El Salvador, Cuba Peru, any Spanish Speaking Country being White, Black Asian, Pacific Islander, Arab? Twice the  land mass of prime real estate in the world market as the USA & 1/2 the people. What are we catering to Hispanics for?. Are we self-distructive, nieve, or conditioned to think we are not compassionate if we don’t give up our country to poor, desolate. tragic illegals. They will take over the USA & give us such notibles as Hugo as a dictator. Time to change the mind set to fix the 14th amendment misinterpratation, & secure our country for the ancestory that founded & settled it. Spanish speaking countries need to educate their own poor in rich, fruitful countries that can afford it. All the people we have educated & cared for for at least 50 years need to take their education back to mainly MExico & make it a better country. Our forced or voluntary giving must end.

  5. Anonymous says:

    No  instead of Romney. He’s the man . Fair & firm on illegal immigration. Have you evr heard of any President of MExico El Salvador, Cuba Peru, any Spanish Speaking Country being White, Black Asian, Pacific Islander, Arab? Twice the  land mass of prime real estate in the world market as the USA & 1/2 the people. What are we catering to Hispanics for?. Are we self-distructive, nieve, or conditioned to think we are not compassionate if we don’t give up our country to poor, desolate. tragic illegals. They will take over the USA & give us such notibles as Hugo as a dictator. Time to change the mind set to fix the 14th amendment misinterpratation, & secure our country for the ancestory that founded & settled it. Spanish speaking countries need to educate their own poor in rich, fruitful countries that can afford it. All the people we have educated & cared for for at least 50 years need to take their education back to mainly MExico & make it a better country. Our forced or voluntary giving must end.

  6. Anonymous says:

    KEEP  UP THE STELLAR WORK SHERRIFF BABEU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    KEEP  UP THE STELLAR WORK SHERRIFF BABEU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.