This one is unique. Instead of taking the family-values tack, he was Mr. Immigration. Unfortunately the rumor mill is that his boyfriend is a Mexican national and after a quibble, he threatened to deport him.
I guess that's a refreshing departure from the usual "protect marriage/family-values" type (hint: Mark Foley).
Maybe one day the national GOP will adopt "sensible gays". Like... I dunno, Dick Cheney's daughter. While Sheriff Babeu put in 20 years in the military under DADT and I'm sure he's an OK sheriff for a rural AZ county, the scandal over using his threat of deportation to keep someone's mouth shut is interesting to say the least and it's not the kind of quality you'd want for someone running for Congress.
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu denies threatening to deport alleged ex-lover - KFOR