Corey Stewart calls on feds to arrest Va. sheriff for ‘assisting criminal illegal aliens’

Corey Stewart speaks during a Tea Party debate at Goochland High School in Goochland, Va., Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Corey Stewart, a Virginia Republican senatorial candidate, has called on the federal government to arrest Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid.

"I've called on federal authorities to arrest any municipal official assisting criminal illegal aliens by offering them safe harbor in their jurisdictions, and that includes Fairfax County," Stewart said at a rally in Culpeper on Monday. "So I'm calling for the arrest of Sheriff Stacey Kincaid."

Stewart, the at-large chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors is running against Nick Freitas, a state delegate from Culpeper, and E.W. Jackson, the 2013 GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The primary is scheduled for June 12.

“I'm running against Tim Kaine to stop our great nation from being overrun by illegal aliens and the crime, drugs, human trafficking, poverty and misery they bring with them," Stewart said.

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Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential candidate, kicked off his reelection campaign last week, saying his campaign would highlight the need for a Virginia that works "for all," including economic opportunity.

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"I'm planning on winning the economic argument in this race," Kaine said. "I know more about the Virginia economy and how to make it work than any of the people running against me."

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An early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Stewart was fired as Trump’s Virginia campaign chair after organizing a protest outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in October 2016.

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At the time, Stewart said he was proud to have stood up against the RNC and "political operatives inside the Trump campaign doing the bidding of the GOP. I remain loyal to Mr. Trump no matter what."

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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