PHOENIX — Like his Arizona Senate primary opponent Dr. Kelli Ward, Joe Arpaio is being accompanied by a controversial figure on his campaign bus with just one week until the election.
Courtland Sykes appeared with Arpaio on his tour Monday.
Sykes, a former GOP candidate in Missouri, made headlines earlier this year after posting a statement calling feminists "she devils," and saying they had "nasty, snake-filled heads." He also said he wants to come home to a home-cooked dinner every night at 6 p.m. by his fiancee and expects his daughters to do the same when "they become traditional homemakers and family wives."
He lost the GOP Missouri primary.
Arpaio was asked about Sykes being on his tour bus Monday. And just like Ward, he didn't know about his bus buddy's controversial views.
"I didn’t check his background," Arpaio told NBC News' Vaughn Hillyard. "I know he’s a good guy."
Arpaio said he'd "take help from anybody," before appearing to correct himself and say, "not anybody."
The Arizona primary election is August 28.