Gay-Hating “Progressives” Out Congressional Candidate Sheriff Paul Babeu …Update: Sheriff Babeu Issues Response to Accusations …Update: Copy of Cease and Desist Order

The gay-hating left outed Sheriff Paul Babeu tonight.
It’s their favorite sport.
The “progressive” Phoenix New Times reported:

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — who became the face of Arizona border security nationally after he started stridently opposing illegal immigration — threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose their years-long relationship, the former boyfriend and his lawyer tell New Times.

The latest of the alleged threats were made through Babeu’s personal attorney, who’s also running the sheriff’s campaign for Congress in District 4, the ex-lover says.

He says lawyer Chris DeRose demanded he sign an agreement that he would never breathe a word about the affair. But Jose (New Times is withholding his last name because Babeu and his attorney have challenged his legal status) refused.

The 34-year-old from central Mexico charges that the sheriff’s lawyer warned against mentioning the affair with Babeu. DeRose said gossip about Babeu would focus attention on Jose, attention that could result in his deportation, Jose says.

Melissa Weiss-Riner, Jose’s attorney, confirms her client’s account.

She says she spoke directly to the sheriff’s lawyer, DeRose, about the Babeu camp’s threats that Jose could be deported if he “revealed the relationship.” She says DeRose falsely claimed that Jose’s visa had expired.

“Jose came to our firm because he felt he was being intimidated, and he was in fear for his life,” Weiss-Riner says. “He wanted his legal rights protected.”

Babeu didn’t respond to requests for comment by publication time for this article, but his attorney, DeRose, says the dispute between Jose and the sheriff concerned Jose’s work on Babeu’s websites. He says Jose was a former volunteer who hacked into a campaign website.

DeRose didn’t immediately address the other claims against him and the sheriff, except to say, “I never threatened to deport anybody” and that “[Babeu’s] not threatening anybody.”

Informed of the situation, Nancy-Jo Merritt, a longtime Phoenix immigration attorney, says such a threat would be indicative of an “atmosphere that’s been created politically in this state, so that if you get angry at someone who is Hispanic, you immediately jump down to the level of threatening to deport him.

Sheriff Babeu is an outspoken critic of Attorney General Eric Holder and Barack Obama. Babeu called for a special counsel investigation on Attorney General Eric Holder for Fast and Furious in October. The left has been targeting him for years because of his tough stance on border security.

I just received this from the Babeu Campaign. Here is Sheriff Paul Babeu’s response to the New Times’ article.

Friday, February 17, 2012

CONTACT: Chris DeRose
[email protected]

At 2:30pm today, the Phoenix New Times contacted the Paul Babeu for Congress campaign via email asking for a response to a long series of allegations for a story they had been working on for two months from an anonymous source.

The allegations referred to an incident that occurred on September 6, 2011, when the campaign’s website, Twitter account, and online financial transaction system were illegally hacked. A cease and desist letter was sent to the suspected perpetrator who promptly returned access to the campaign. This individual was asked to sign an agreement refraining from similar activity in the future, but at no time were any threats made.At that time, the individual’s attorney assured the campaign that he was not interested in causing further trouble, which was accepted as true.

We strongly deny the sensationalist headline published by the Phoenix New Times.

Please see the attached documents for a copy of the cease and desist letter, as well as the response from the perpetrator, for more details on this incident.

And, here is a copy of the cease and desist order.

UPDATE: And here is a letter from the hacker to the Babeu Campaign.

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  • Mick

    Let’s “out” your men, that we might know them! Genesis 19:5

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  • bg


    when are they going to out Obama??

    Three Members of Obama’s Church Killed

    [Sinclair has also asked: why would Young—whom he had never met—initiate these calls by contacting him on cell phone numbers known only in the Obama camp? Further, a private investigator connected to the Chicago Police Department told the Globe, “Donald Young was silenced because of something he knew about Obama. Donald was in a position where he heard a lot of things and saw a lot of things concerning Barack.”

    Another questionable Obama associate is openly homosexual. That person is Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig, who was listed during the 2008 campaign as being part of Obama’s “technology initiative.”]


  • soren

    There’s no reason to hate liberals for this… if what is said in the article is true then this guy is a complete moron. If you put yourself up in the public eye then things do come out.

  • bg


    “blackmail”, one of the main reasons Obama
    can do half the stuff he does with impunity.. 😡


  • carlito

    So, is he gay or not? Has the Sheriff said anything about this or just ignored it?

  • Missy8s

    More leftist terrorism in action….

  • Candy

    They have to stick by their big guy, even though they don’t mind him not being out.

    Who hates gays and blacks more than ‘progressives’.

    Misery loves company.

  • Patty

    The left has been targeting him for years for his tough stance on border security.

    This is true, if Obama can have Truth teams and 20 years in Wright’s church, and his the worse president ever, yes, this story if they see is making them laugh and laugh.

    How could a Sheriff have an affair with an illegal while fighting against illegal immigration. This story is one of the most unbelievable, at this moment. Day after day things get stranger and stranger.

    (Informed of the situation, Nancy-Jo Merritt, a longtime Phoenix immigration attorney, says such a threat would be indicative of an “atmosphere that’s been created politically in this state, so that if you get angry at someone who is Hispanic, you immediately jump down to the level of threatening to deport him.)

    Now, that is what is so despicable and disgusting. Nothing like generalizing for the sake of getting her dig in against all those who are fighting against drugs and guns. I wouldn’t be surprised that Holder isn’t involved, you can laugh, but this administration and people like, Yeah, another Nancy are taking this story and running with it.

    Shocked to hear that the Sheriff is gay but nothing wrong with that. 😆

  • NeoKong

    #6 February 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    carlito commented:

    So, is he gay or not? Has the Sheriff said anything about this or just ignored it?

    I don’t know but the man he is suggestively and affectionately embracing might be.

  • USAF-77-84

    Not buying this for one minute. The reason i’m not buying it, is because the dems are great at being the biggest hypocrites.

  • Adi

    Let’s face it – he’s toasted.

    Claiming to uphold the law while at the same time having an illegal homosexual boyfriend which he threatened with deportation?

    Oh no, he’s not toasted; he’s deep fried.

  • listingstarboard

    Didn’t see that one coming. Wow.

  • Missy8s

    I call BS!

  • Patty

    Threats. He would lose his job for this, let alone running for Congress. This will kill his career.

    Not the being gay part. But then Jose hacked into the website? “He says Jose was a former volunteer who hacked into a campaign website.”

    Now, say what? Maybe this is the real truth. Maybe Jose knew he would get in trouble for hacking and so made up the whole thing.

    Gossip and all.

  • Patty

    #14 February 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Missy8s commented:

    I call BS!

    😆 good one, Missy!

  • Missy8s

    When the left’s back is against the wall dirty is the only game they know, this is a mild form of domestic terrorism.

  • Patty

    The pic makes me a little ill. Because this was so unexpected and the gay part was a shock but the illegal part and the revenge.

    Who does this. Just shaking my head in disbelief. Another great person just did himself in if all this is true.

    And to have this picture posted and out there, well, it seems like this is possible.

  • Beth

    I don’t care if/that he’s gay, that’s his business. But he’s supposed to be enforcing the law, not making exceptions for his own personal gratification. Then again, I’ve always thought he was about personal gratification, or at least self-promotion. Not sure if he actually does much work enforcing the law in between all of his preening media appearances.

    Good riddance. We can do a lot better than this guy, and I’m sure there are others in that district who will step up in time for a conservative victory.

  • USMC Thomas

    We shouldn’t be surprised, graduated summa cum laude from American International College.