Notice how they don’t have the guts to say this to Jan Brewer’s face?
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she’s angry over comments by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the Obama administration will sue the state over its new immigration law.
In a June 8 media interview in Ecuador that began circulating Thursday in the U.S., Clinton said Barack Obama thinks the federal government should determine immigration policy and that the Justice Department “will be bringing a lawsuit against the act.”
Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler on Thursday declined to say whether the department would sue and that “the department continues to review the law.”
……It’s unclear why Clinton made the comment since it’s not her area. She couldn’t be reached Thursday for comment.
……Brewer, a Republican, said in a statement that “this is no way to treat the people of Arizona.”
“To learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the secretary of state is just outrageous,” she said. “If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement, the least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation.”
Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman said the governor was “outraged” and that Clinton’s comments make it appear that the Justice Department has decided to file suit.
“But she’s confident that in the end, the state of Arizona, the citizens, will prevail,” he said.
On April 23, Brewer signed what is considered the toughest legislation in the nation targeting illegal immigrants. It is set to go into effect July 29 pending multiple legal challenges and the Justice Department’s review.
What better way to show distain for Americans who support the enforcement of immigration laws, than by revealing this to one of the countries that supply illegal aliens?
Real classy, Hillary. Ya haven’t changed one iota.
Arizona not only has Federal statutes on its side, but the new state law is designed to follow and reinforce those statutes. You know, the ones the Federal Government refuses to acknowledge or actually enforce. The States are perfectly within their rights to step in and do what the Feds won’t.