Arizona Sheriff Resigns Romney Role After Allegations
“I’m here to say that all of these accusations that are in one of these newspapers [by an ex-lover] are absolutely false,” Babeu said outside his office, “except to the issues that refer to me as being gay.”
Babeu [also] said Saturday he had no reason to believe that the man, identified in the news report only as Jose, was an illegal immigrant.
The sheriff said Saturday that the man was also a volunteer on his congressional campaign, and when their relationship failed, Babeu alleged the man took control of campaign social media and committed identity theft
Babeu said at the press conference that his attorney contacted the man, who contacted his own lawyer after feeling threatened by contact from Babeu and his attorney
Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul also issued a statement to CNN on Saturday. "Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign so he can focus on the allegations against him," Saul said. "We support his decision."
The sheriff said he called the Romney campaign to offer his resignation, and said he was not asked nor pressured to resign.
"What I do in my personal and private life is my personal and private life with those individuals," he said.
Babeu has appeared alongside Romney on the campaign trail, and alongside Arizona Sen. John McCain in a pro-immigration television advertisement which McCain aired during his tough primary campaign in 2010. Babeu also spoke earlier this month at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
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] It appears to me that this is a simple case of an attempt by the left to destroy a strong opponent on the right.