September 2nd, 2010
05:39 PM ET

Brewer takes heat for not addressing beheading claim

Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

(CNN) – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer sparred with her Democratic opponent in an at-times contentious debate Wednesday night, but it was what the Arizona Republican didn't say that is making waves the day after.

Brewer – who has become a prominent leader in the fight against illegal immigration with her steadfast support of Arizona's controversial immigration law – wouldn't address statements she made earlier this summer suggesting illegal immigrants are responsible for beheadings in the Arizona desert.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Arizona • Immigration
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Ginger

    My husband and I thought it was very refreshing to see that Govonor Brewer was actually a HUMAN and not a ROBOTIC POLITICAN during her debate with Goddard. Our hats are off to her, keep up the good work and Thank You. Johnny and Ginger Hunter

    September 3, 2010 at 12:38 am |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    Seemed like some kind of pre program brew concoction went to Brewers head, that was a disastrous performance.
    Also she seems to have other pre speaking brew concotion problems with chopped of heads being found in the Arizona Desert, which even Arpaio could not find!

    September 3, 2010 at 12:35 am |
  3. linda

    All Jan Brewer has to do is admit she just repeated what she was told about heads in the desert and move on. No different than the Black Senator from Texas who stole all the College grants the said "I admitted I did wrong, paid back, now move on.". What goof would make this an issue but Democrats. Here CNN goes again, they will beat up Brewer, knowing their sheep will follow tlike they did for Obama, and look what we got.. They did the same to Palin, knowing if they make fun of someone over and over and sling mud, it will stick and they can destroy that person, usually women, in order to get their party elected. After Obama, CNN is the last source for political picks I would depend on. CNNs pundits are the dirtiest, nastiest in the business, along with MSNBC and Hollywood extremists.

    September 3, 2010 at 12:02 am |
  4. Tom Stewart

    Someone should have asked Jan Brewer, "Where will you be heading next?"

    September 2, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
  5. Brian in TX

    This Gov has got to be a special kind of stupid. I mean even Erik Erricson of redstate.com, who I don't think anyone can accuse of being left of center, said that she publicly endorsed 1070 but didn't support in behind the scenes. Making ignorant statements about beheadings and her debate performance....OMG what is wrong with her? Is she on something? I mean that's the question I would like to have answered.

    September 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm |
  6. Pedro

    Jan Brewer is a Bold Face Liar! and on top of everything she is corrupt as well! If you think SB 1070 is about Imgration your fool, It's about making money for her friends in the private prison business. Go ahead ask her about it! Guess what her answer is going to be? "Ok goodbye folks!"

    September 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  7. David Corpus

    Actually, the above statement is misleading. There were no beheadings in the Arizona desert AT ALL. It isn't a matter of who was responsible.

    September 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm |