Sanders Walks Out Of Interview After Questions About Sheriff Arpaio [VIDEO]

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Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Sen. Bernie Sanders abruptly stopped an interview because he apparently did not like the questions he was being asked regarding his voting record and illegal immigration.

In an interview with 12News, a local NBC affiliate in Arizona on Thursday, Sanders was asked about his voting record on immigration and his wife Jane’s visit to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “tent city” when his temper flared and ultimately, the presidential candidate ended the interview prompting the reporter Brahm Resnick to note that he was the “first candidate to ever walk away.”  (RELATED: Sanders Has Some Words For Sheriff Arpaio: ‘Watch Out, Joe!’)

Sanders said, “What Joe Arpaio is doing is an outrage. My wife went to look at the so-called tent city, which is something that should not exist. The fact that he crashed her meeting is, to me, very, very wrong, not something he should have done.”

Sanders later said, “I think we should invest in education and jobs, not more jails and incarcerations.”

“So I think that the response [that I’ve] been getting from the people in Arizona and people in this country is a strong one. They want real change in this country not status quo politics.  Thank you very much.”

Approximately four minutes into the interview, Sanders stood up, took off the lapel microphone and handed it to the reporter ending the interview.