AZ Sheriff Babeu spokesperson "apologize[s] to anyone" offended by Babeu's appearance on white nationalist show

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Yesterday, Media Matters documented that Paul Babeu, the Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona and frequent Fox News guest, appeared on the openly "pro-white" Political Cesspool radio program to defend the Arizona immigration law and criticize President Obama for undermining the "rule of law and intentionally undermining law enforcement." During the program, Babeu invited the show down to Arizona, and told listeners of the white nationalist program that they can apply for his department's "posse" program.

Today, KTVK's Good Morning Arizona reported that a spokesperson for Babeu released a statement yesterday saying, "I have weeded out most all requests from any outlets or groups that have any connection with possible hate groups. Unfortunately last week it appears that I may have let one such interview take place. I sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been offended."

The Political Cesspool website states: "We represent a philosophy that is pro-White. ... We wish to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races." The Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have both criticized the Political Cesspool as racist.

Prior to Babeu appearing, co-host Eddie Miller said he's never been as excited about a guest since he talked to former Klan leader David Duke. As SPLC has noted, the program's guest roster reads like a "Who's Who" of radical racists.

UPDATE: The Arizona Daily Star has more.

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