Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, has launched his campaign for the Arizona Senate. Arpaio was one of the most vocal proponents of the “birther” conspiracy theory, and he says he’ll make the topic of Barack Obama’s birth certificate one of his main focuses again if he’s elected.
According to Arpaio, he has undeniable proof that Obama birth certificate is a “fake document.”
Speaking at last week’s Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, Arpaio reminisced about the 2016 Trump campaign his shared interest with Trump in investigating Obama’s birth origin.
“I don’t talk about [Obama’s birth certificate] anymore—until I become the U.S. senator,” Arpaio said.
“But that’s something to do with a document. If I ask you guys—I’m a nothing now, but if I was still the sheriff I could ask for your birth certificate”
“So I’m kind of dropping that right now,” he continued. “But I’m going to tell you something: 100 percent we proved that’s a fake document. One hundred.”
As CNN points out, Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 and released copies of his birth certificate in April 2011. Trump made Obama’s citizenship a primary focus during the run-up to his campaign, but just before the 2016 election, he stated that he believed Obama was born in the U.S.
Watch Arpaio make his comments below in the video below, via Right Wing Watch:
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