Kevin R. Johnson's research article titled "Trump shows no commitment to U.S. civil rights laws" was pubslihed in the Davis Enterprise. A bipartisan group of political leaders — including Arizona Sens, Jeff Flake and John McCain, as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. — condemned President Trump’s pardon of Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Trump has founded his presidency on enforcing the U.S. immigration laws. But his pardon of Arpaio is inconsistent with the rule of law. The president justified the pardon by saying that the sheriff “was just doing his job.” However,“his job” as a law enforcement officer does not include breaking the law.