Today the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, citizenship, refugees, border security and international law and the subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties are scheduled to hold a hearing on "the public-safety and civil-rights implications of state and local enforcement of federal immigration laws."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a shorter description for what's going on in Washington.
"It's all a publicity stunt," he told me Wednesday. "A witch hunt."
As he is Maricopa County's resident expert on the subject of witch hunts as publicity stunts, he should know of what he speaks.