Joe Arpaio, who likes to describe himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” will endorse Rick Perry for president and will campaign with Perry. But Perry’s statements on the controversial Arizona immigration law may not find favor with Arpaio. Perry has been quoted by local TV stations in Houston (Channel 26) and San Antonio (Channel 4) making critical comments about the Arizona law. The statements are made by the reporters, citing previous remarks by Perry.
“The governor has said all along that what’s right for Arizona is not necessarily right for Texas. It would take law officers away from their legal duties.” (Channel 26)
“A law like that would not be good for Texas.” (Channel 4)
* He will veto any Arizona-style immigration bill that crosses his desk as governor (Channel 26)