Center for Biological Diversity

For Immediate Release, August 25, 2017

Contact: Kierán Suckling, (520) 275-5960

Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Trump's Pardoning of Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

TUCSON, Ariz.— Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, released this statement tonight on President Trump’s executive pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio:

“Pardoning Joe Arpaio who refused to obey a court order to cease racial profiling is a disgusting attack on America’s judicial system and civil rights. Doing so on the heels of defending white supremacists in Charlottesville and encouraging police brutality in New York is ethically craven,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Trump is encouraging hatred, racism, violence and division. He’s signaling utter contempt for the constitution, our legal system and everyone threatened by racial discrimination. This is grounds for impeachment.”

The Center believes that social, economic and environmental issues are interconnected and that it is necessary to promote and embrace diversity and justice to create the social change needed to protect the environment and all who depend on it.  Read the Center’s full statement on diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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