"This group says it isn't involved in politics. Well, clearly they are," Sheriff Arpaio said. "The local group, Arizona Council of the Blind, petitioned the national board to have me removed, and for what, because they don't want me to enforce Arizona's immigration laws? They are out of step with our citizenry; shame on them."
Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, who argued that Mr. Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii — released by the White House in April 2011 — was fake.