Statement from Arizona Democratic Party Chair Alexis Tameron:
“It’s sickening to see Donald Trump’s disregard for the rule of law.
“For years, Joe Arpaio tormented our community, broke up our families, all while he abused his power. As Arizonans sought justice through our courts, many saw light from the years of abuse and hate, yet with a stroke of the pen, Donald Trump validated racism, bigotry, and corruption. Let’s be clear, Joe Arpaio didn’t earn this pardon, this was Donald Trump repaying a political favor, and this is disgraceful.
"Sadly President Trump's pardon tells us that there is no equal justice under the law. Our country should fear that this the first of many reprehensible pardons for the bad guys."