Mark Lamb

  Mark Lamb is a far right Republican American sheriff. He was elected Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona in 2017. In a 2021 interview, Lamb described his role as sheriff as involving protecting people from "bad guys" and from "government overreach", and maintaining the rule of law. Lamb enforces law selectively, taking an uncompromising approach to immigration while adopting anti-government rhetoric in relation to COVID-19 vaccination mandates and the legitimacy of the 2020 United States presidential election. He opposes all restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. In May 2020, Lamb stated he would not enforce a stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis that he believed it was unconstitutional. In June 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19 a week before his scheduled appearance at the White House for Donald Trump's signing of executive order 13925. In 2020, Lamb spoke at a convention of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, an organization that holds that sheriffs are the supreme legal authority in the United States and are not required to enforce laws they believe to be unconstitutional. He has also appeared alongside the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is described as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Lamb is a supporter of the Stop the Steal movement. Following the 2021 United States Capitol attack by supporters of Donald Trump, he spoke at a rally where he said the riot was not Trump's fault but rather caused by "the other issues that have happened – the Hillary Clintons that have gone unpunished".  He later described the rioters as "very loving, Christian people.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ballotpedia & Vote Smart

Pinal Residents Sound Off Over ‘Dangerous’ Sheriff
Residents are concerned rightwing Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is more concerned with politics than policing. At a Board of Supervisors meeting last week, some residents said they felt Lamb, a Jan. 6 sympathizer, proponent of conspiracy theories and a Fox News regular, is only concerned with power. “Pinal County needs a sheriff, a law enforcement officer, and not a reality show character,” said Ralph Atchue, a longtime Pinal County resident living in Eloy. “It’s become apparent that Sheriff Lamb is crossing a line that we consider to be dangerous. ...He does not represent us, and we fear that he will fail to uphold his oath of office to serve and protect us.” Lamb, who runs the rightwing group Protect America Now, is one of dozens of sheriffs who ascribe to the idea of "constitutional sheriffs" -- an idea that, within their jurisdictions, sheriffs have the ultimate authority including above state and federal entities. He often wades into political issues. Last week, Lamb claimed without evidence that mail-in voting and early ballot drop boxes allow for more potential fraud.
Aug. 11, 2022
Pinal County Sheriff Appears At State Capitol For Falsehood-Filled Presentation On Election Integrity
Republicans in the Arizona State Legislature on Tuesday hosted a legislative hearing that contrived to present "evidence" of massive voter fraud during the 2020 general election — and Pinal County's chief law enforcement officer was present. Sheriff Mark Lamb paid a visit to the Arizona State Capitol for the event, in which some of the state's top Republicans welcomed members of the "election integrity watchdog group" True the Vote for a 90-minute panel session on unverified claims the group has made regarding voter fraud in Arizona.
Jun. 1, 2022
Amid Sex Trafficking Probe, Matt Gaetz Shows Up In Arizona For A Border Diatribe
"Controversial, embattled Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is going native. The third-term U.S. congressman touched down in Phoenix not long ago, donning an Arizona State University Sun Devils cap and following the state’s GOP kingpins to the U.S.-Mexico border for a screed about the dangers of illegal immigration. Gaetz accompanied Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb and Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs, who represents Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek, for a stroll""
Mar. 25, 2022

May 14, 2021, Photo: Facebook

Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb
Nov. 24, 2020
Prominent Republicans Attended Fundraiser At Home Of Abortion Doctor Accused Of Pointing Gun At Pro-Life Protesters
Oct. 27, 2020
"Charity" Founded by Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb Has $18,000 In Unaccounted Spending
Aug. 31, 2020
Arizona Sheriff Who Refused To Enforce Lockdown Restrictions Has COVID-19
Jun. 17, 2020
Some Arizona Sheriffs Won't Arrest Or Cite Citizens Violating Governor's Order
May 1, 2020

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