Arizona Republican Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff who became famous for his controversial stance on immigration, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, saying he wants to join Congress so he can help President Trump.
Arpaio, who will turn 86 in June, made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday. He said:
"I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again."
Arpaio is running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake, a fellow Republican who has been a critic of Trump — and who announced last October that he would not seek re-election.