Az. Gov. Brewer Furious Clinton Hyped Lawsuit in Foreign Nation of Brown People
June 18, 2010
(ChattahBox)—There is no end to this woman’s vapidness. Republican Gov. of Arizona, Jan Brewer, proud supporter of her state’s “show me your papers law” is in a snit because Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about an impending federal lawsuit against the harsh law in an interview last week. But worse, much worse, Clinton spoke about the lawsuit in the foreign country of Ecuador—where foreigners live—brown foreigners live. And you know how much Brewer hates the browns.
Clinton made her remarks during an interview with an Ecuadorean TV station, when asked about the law and U.S. immigration policy:
“President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy,” she said.
“And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act,” added Clinton.
When Clinton’s remarks were picked up by the U.S. media yesterday, they drew notice, because the Department of Justice has not officially announced it would proceed with a legal challenge to SB 1070, which has been roundly criticized for promoting racial profiling. When asked to comment yesterday on an impending lawsuit, a DOJ spokesperson, said “The department continues to review the law.”
Although, it’s been held as conventional wisdom that the federal government would rightly challenge the problematic anti-immigration law on constitutional grounds, and Brewer has been seeking private donations to pay for legal costs associated with it, Brewer acted like an aggrieved party, because the U.S. Secretary of State had the audacity to discuss it without notifying her first.
So, what does any self respecting right-wing politician do when they have an ax to grind with the Obama administration? Go on Fox News of course, to spew overheated rhetoric. And that’s just what Gov. Brewer did last night, when she phoned in to Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record,” whining, “This is unacceptable! Unacceptable!” Brewer also issued some fighting words threatening to see Obama “in court! Good grief.
When Brewer recently met with Obama in the White House, he said Brewer would be notified in two-weeks time, regarding a legal challenge and the details of the deployment of additional National Guard troops on the border, But as the two-week deadline neared, Clinton spoke of a legal challenge while on an official visit to Ecaudor.
Brewer told Van Susteren: “I’m hopeful that we can reach out to him [Obama] tomorrow in some manner and get some answers to this. This is unacceptable! Unacceptable!”
And Brewer was not at all happy that Clinton spoke of a legal challenge against Arizona’s law in a foreign country:
“But it was an unfortunate way in which we heard today. I was down in Tucson. And to get this information released to me vis-a-vis that they heard of the lawsuit through an Ecuadorian interview is outrageous! It would seem to me that if they were going to file suit against us that they definitely would have contacted us first and informed us before they informed citizens, by the way, of another nation.”
“It’s outrageous! It’s just — it’s just bizarre! It’s just bizarre! But I will tell you, Greta, we are not going to back away from this issue. We are going to pursue it. We’re going to be very aggressive. And we’ll meet them in court! We will meet them in court. And we will win. I truly believe that we will win. And the population of America, again, agrees with Arizona. And I feel that the administration — I do — I believe that the Obama administration and the that party is going to probably feel some ramifications in this next coming election in regards to the behavior on this problem. We’ve talked a little bit about…”
“This is no way to treat the people of Arizona,” Brewer also said yesterday. And SB 1070 is no way to treat Americans. If Brewer’s draconian law goes into effect on July 29, it will essentially be a crime to be brown in the state of Arizona. That’s what is “outrageous” and “bizarre.”