After election victory, Arpaio says he wants to meet with Latinos
November 8th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
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After election victory, Arpaio says he wants to meet with Latinos

(CNN) – The Arizona sheriff known nationwide for his tough stance on undocumented immigrants says he has a mission now that he's clinched another re-election victory: meeting with Latinos.

"I would hope to get together with the Latino community, if I could ever have them talk to me without screaming and threatening me," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told supporters as election results came in Tuesday night. "So I hope to get together with the community and try to explain what we do, so that's going to be one of my missions coming up."

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  1. ronvan

    The ONLY person who has guts, standards, and integrity, in what he beleives in! GO JOE!!!!

    November 8, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  2. Me IN HOUSTON

    "After election victory, Arpaio says he wants to meet with Latinos"
    IT'S A TRAP
    I have heard this man speak. He is a racist. He is a bigot. He is xenophobic. He fears what he does not understand and hates what he can't conquer. He is not to be trusted. His actions are guided by his hate and his fear.
    Exactly what does he have to say to the Latino community that is not laced with venom?
    What does he want hear from leaders of the Latino community if not some sort of concession?

    November 8, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  3. Pete

    Arpaio better do some quick talking because many of his new tax paying constituents are the fastest growing ethnic group in the country in latinos.He's going to be working for them like it or not and these racist republicans who keep giving a deaf ear to them better listen as well their jobs depend on it!!Demographics show a quickly changing landscape and that's the reason for the Romney loss,he only pandered to the ignorent white trash type republican who didn't care about anyone else unless they were white,don't deny it ,its been evident for years..Romneys majority of votes were from the Midwest the farmers,ranchers and basically the whites that occupy those areas but are changing with the times because the coastal living minorities are spreading toward the Midwest where there's more space and less violence,the type of place families for decades have enjoyed..So republicans if you want to expand you have to put your racist ways behind because the times are a changin and the all white,all exclusive groups of yesterday are the minority thriving groups of tommorrow,get with the program or move on to extinction!!

    November 8, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. enuff

    Don't do it! It's a trap! He's playing the victim with his comments about him being the one who's been "threatened". He wants the opportunity to explain??? it sounds like the bully of Arizona is trying a trojan horse.

    November 8, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  5. gt

    we need more like joe....tough and fair..if you do the crime ...you do the time...

    November 8, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  6. zanny

    Run Latinos, run!!!!!!!!!!!!Isn't that what Wiley Coyote says to the road runner!!!!!!

    November 8, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  7. rs

    ....and then arrest them for looking "illegal".

    Arpaio is 80 years old, and has cost Maricopa County $millions in law suits and fines. Hopefully he's headed for jail before his term is over.

    Thanks, out-of-state financial backers for giving Arizona back its worst black eye!

    November 8, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  8. anonoymous

    What a joke! Did the gop send out a memo that said be nice to the latinos. The lost must have really stung to have this nut job sheriff to reach out. I wouldnt trust it after all the people re elected this racist nut so the majority doesnt have a probelm with his stance.Funny how we are a nation of people who didnt originate from her but fight to keep others out. Too bad the Indians werent republicans.

    November 8, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Joe is an example of why the GOP will go the way of the wooly mammoth.

    November 8, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    ..............sheep, believing a butcher.

    November 8, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "I would hope to get together with the Latino community, if I could ever have them talk to me without screaming and threatening me,"
    -------------------------------------------------
    Who asks people to come to the table in this manner? I ask you.
    This guy is representative of the crassness, lack of civiity, common sense and courtesy that will continue to alienate Latinos from the Republican Party.

    They wrote a song perfectly describes the Republican's inability to generally "connect" with anyone who is not White:
    "No You're Never Gonna To Get It".
    Pitiful.
    Thank God President Obama was re-elected. I can ignore yahoos like Arpaio.

    November 8, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Correction:
    The song is: "No You're Never Gonna Get it".
    Pardon.

    November 8, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |