Sheriff Joe Arpaio was once the tip of the spear in the conservative push to deport people in the country illegally. Brash, smirking and politically bulletproof, he long thundered from his Arizona stronghold about the threat posed by people south of the U.S. border.
In 2012 he was interviewed by Fox’s Megyn Kelly after his office was assigned a federal monitor because the Justice Department found the office had engaged in racial profiling.
“That’s garbage, total garbage,” Arpaio said of the monitor. “I will never give in.”
The Arpaio who spoke to Fox News is the dynamic foil to the hunched, bespectacled octogenarian who appeared in...