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Ariz. governor won’t appear in hearing on immigration law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) plans to turn down Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) request to testify on Arizona’s controversial immigration law before Congress, her spokesman said Friday.

The spokesman, Matthew Benson, told The Hill that the timing of the hearing gave it “every mark of a publicity stunt.”

Benson blamed congressional inaction for the necessity of the Arizona law. He said he doubted the merits of the planned hearing and that Brewer has better things to do because the Supreme Court will hear the case that same week.

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  • ruth

    Chuckie Poo Schumer wants to divert attention from weasel ass Holder’s Fast & Furious scandal like the dickhead that he is!

    • Dave of NJ

      Ruth, you’re on the right track but civility in discourse and a higher command of the English language will gain more respect from your audience.

      • Darrel

        Don’t be a dickhead shoving your morality and “better than thou” attitude on others.

        • MadmaxUSA

          I’m with you, Darrel. Too many people pay more attention to the diction and not the message. As Bill O’Reilly would say, ruth’s comment was “pithy”.

          • Riverdweller

            Agreed. She has the right to express herself however she wants to.

        • shef

          charlie schumer needs to eat crap and die

      • Bruno Boccagalupe

        @Dave of NJ,… The first ward of Newark sez ” we don’t to give a$$h0le schumer any respect or attention, so as to further the benefits of the progressive libs, of whichchuckie poo is the dean of faggots.

        • Dave of NJ

          Well, guess I hit a nerve. If you all believe in “one nation under God” and “In God we trust”, then our language should be honorable to that God. I pray for His help in restoring this country from socialism back to the republic we once had. There is a difference between liberty and license. Liberty is the freedom to do right. License is the freedom to do anything we want. I come from a generation where women didn’t use foul language and men didn’t use it around women if at all. It was an era of civility. I’ve retired from almost 30 years of military service. If I ever have to pick up a weapon again, I hope it’s a culture worth fighting for.

          • ruth

            Dave of NJ,
            I appreciate your years of service but Schumer is still a DICKHEAD! If you don’t like my posts, don’t read them, sir!

          • Val of Vancouver, USA

            Dave of NJ ~ I agree with you 100%. There’s a way to show that one has respect for themselves, and others. Obviously, to some, it just doesn’t matter. It’s called “class”, or lack thereof. Obviously, the message is the point. Jan Brewer is just that: a class act. Thank you for your service, and may God bless all who have served this beautiful country of ours.

      • rafael

        Not so; Do you get any respect from all the Retarded Imbeciles in congress, usurper in charge, muslims , atheists , and on and on; how much of this garbage are we going to take ??????
        Time to stand up and do the idiots just like they do us, they will retrieve to their satanic caves ; but if you don`t do anything nothing will come and we will be slaves of these perverts.
        I am a free man in a free Nation ,* they * do not respect me , I will not respect them.

      • msiam

        Dave, who the hell do you think YOU are “Da Dickshun Police”.. Cram the Crammer correction. I unnerstan Ruth, jis fine!!!

    • ARMYOF69

      I’m with you on that.

      • shot in the foot

        You right there Army! Who wants to be politically correct?

    • Nellie CA


  • Jim Laubscher

    Good for her. We are in the process of moving back to AZ. Looks like an oasis of sanity from the goofiness in a bunch of the rest of the country.

  • JOSE

    Governor Brewer has had enough experience with this president and his cronies such as the likes of Schumer. They must think that she is a complete fool to be so gullible with a scarecrow in charge who has tried to humiliate her over and over since he was elected to Oval office duty.

  • JOSE

    Rick Perry and Jan Brewer were the only two governors in the southwest who had the courage to expose and challenge this scarecrow into action. Unfortunately both he and his party are only in importing voted for themselves from outside the country to keep themselves in power.

  • geo/usn/ret

    Way to go Gov. Brewer, obama didn’t have to respond to a court action. Tell chuckey boy to pack some Arizona sand!

  • Lowell T.

    Governor Brewer is tough as nails and smart. We do have other bright governors now but after the election we should at least double that.

  • linda miskolci

    I am 100% on Governor Brewer’s side in her fight with our useless gov’t to defend her state’s rights to enforce the law and protect it’s citizens against the illegal immigration and the distruction of our Constitution at the hands of WDC and the thugs that reign there.



    • Dingbat36

      Napolitano (Incompetano) is a drooling cretin and she proves it every time she opens her mouth. She also is the living example of the Peter Principle in that she has risen to her level of incompetence………………actually, she probably passed it a good 20 years ago!

    • http://googlechrome David

      I’d like her and Palin as the pres and vp.

  • Dingbat36

    Good for you Governor Brewer………….stand your ground. Schumer certainly IS pulling off an attention grabbing stunt, not to mention that he is “carrying Obama’s water” on this issue. He’s nothing but a useful idiot stooge.

    Obama and the Democrats are making powerful enemies when they attempt to step on state’s rights. Those enemies are WE THE PEOPLE and with God’s help, we are going to teach them a very powerful lesson in November.

    • David Msg ret

      the Dems/RINOs don’t give a damn about states rights…..unless it takes away from individual rights

  • USA Ret.

    Ruth is right, Chuckie Poo is attemping to draw attention away from the illegal communist Muslim (Barry) in the White House. I continue to cheer for Gov Brewer in her attempt to protect the citizens of her state and, in fact this nation. It’s something that Barry refuses to do.

    • Amazedamerican

      Put yourself in obamas shoes. If you had to choose between our nation and the Muslim brotherhood who would you choose? It’s a no brainier. The Muslim brothethood donated millions to Obama in the last election, not much was mentioned about that. Obama is a traitor and schumer had no allegiance to the USA.

  • frank

    Why is Gov. Brewer loved so much, because of all the crap she gets from Obama, she always has that wonderful smile plastered on her face.

  • dave

    The smarmy Schumer has never even stood up for the 2nd Amendment, so it’s completely disingenuous for him to feign interest in securing the border. He’s nothing but a lying weasel and the people of NY continue to show how out of touch they are with most of the rest of us by re-electing the slimy charlatan.

    • Old Faithful Geyser

      Schmuck Schumer is an Effeminate EEL.
      Just a Slimeball New York Jew with a big mouth and small brain, that is an insult to the Jewish religion, much like Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
      Here at home, we call them “Catfish” because they are bottom feeders that are all mouth and no brains.

      • Gray Ryder

        I recall being told by a very wise intelligent man, my grandfather, that when an individual is called a Catfish, it was because he and/or she was all mouth and no brains.
        Happy trails to one and all.

        Please God, save America.

        Gray Ryder

        PS; Ruth, Get-R-Done

  • BruceD

    I agree that the Gov. Brewer has seen through the grand standing. However, it would be a good opportunity to question “Fast and Furious” being one of the reasons there is increased violence. When the federal government choses not to enforce their existing laws, the state has the right to pass similar or same legislation to ensure enforcement. As far as the racial profiling for enforcement, get a life. Stop trying to be so PC. If you are in the United States legally and the majority of the people from your country are not and have similar physical appearance and may not speak english, don’t be surprised when you are questioned when the object is to catch those that are illegal. If you have gone through the hoops to become legal, you should also realize that your countrymen that are here illegally, are stealing from the tax dollars you are paying.

  • DrSique

    Not only is Chuckle Head attempting to draw attention away from F&F, he is trying to afford Obama cover for not visiting the border while he was in Arizona. The pea brained politicos just don’t seem to understand that Americans are paying attention in record numbers. “We The People” will no longer be duped by political theatrics. We are sick of paying for the refusal of our own federal government to enforce our immigration laws. We are sick of being told to stay clear of the drug corridors, so that we aren’t inadvertently hurt by criminals. Jan Brewer did the smart thing by not allowing herself into some sort of villian by these carnival barkers in Washington. Now, she needs to come out on the offensive and turn the table on this bunch of do nothing, blood sucking leaches.

  • Les Landers

    BRAVO Gov. Brewer!!!

  • lizaz

    Schumer wants her there so he can try to make fun of her, embarrass her and push his own personal agenda……he’s a slimebag and I’m glad she isn’t going!!!!!

  • Giovanni

    I agree with you Ruth. Schumer is the weasel of a snake in the ground. They all are for attempting to steal America from its people. Their time is coming very very soon.
    Govenor Brewer is doing the right thing and we need more people like her and Sarah Palin in power to help America stand tall against the wounds they have and continue to inflicted on her.
    ITS “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” and the rest of them under US and the boots of THE AMERICAN SOLDIER.God bless America, its people and our way of life.

  • gary bryson

    Shumer just want’s camara time and to beat up on her. The washington nerds had better start working for the the people, or i can honestly see a civil war. i am personally sick of watching every thing i have worked for flushed down the socially correct drain i spent 8 years in the service defending freedom and i will have it one way or the other. the suits in washington had better remember how this nation was formed—and it wasn’t by gumming and broken promises___GB

  • Larry

    If Obama can choose what he will show up for then the entire world can do the same thing so if they want us to do the right thing then they should set a good example. Washington DC and the State Capitols say they want us to do what they tell us to do and not what they do. This is the kind of people that We the People have asked to represent all of us and they do jest that they do what they want and make laws that is different for us to follow while they do jest the opposite.

  • praypsalms1o9v8

    JAN BREWER…..IS a great govenor……we need one like her in our washington state …BREWER has fought for the welfare of her the citizens of ARIZONA……the administration has boon-doggled her in every way……even sueing the state of ARIZONA……i have noticed how many people in that state our doing the work of great citizens….some sheriffs are fighting the border war…..sherrif ARPIAO..IS TRYING TO CURB THE IMMAGRATION…and i think he will give his report about the birth certificate on MAR.6th …

  • ARMYOF69

    Who stands for Americans anymore, certainly not our president, congress , the senate or any of our asshole judges,

  • Larry Swicegood

    My hat’s off to Gov. Brewer. Liberals in congress are not interested in protecting American citizens against illegal immigrants. They’re only interesting in shoring up their own popularity and getting the illegal vote.

  • linda miskolci

    The computer was originally designed to “speed things up”. I keep being told I post my comments “too fast”. My typing teacher would be so proud.
    I only said…..I support Governor Brewer 100%…………and they couldn’t post it because I do it too fast.


    • Big Mike

      Right-on Linda…I just posted a detailed reply expressing my extreme distaste for our chicken-shit representatives in wash that took about 5 minutes to compose and got the same response plus I am an exceptionally slow typist……..anyway GO JAN GO…REAL AMERICANS ARE WITH YOU 100%…the rest can go back under the rocks they crawled and slithered from. GOD, not al-la-la, BLESS America!

  • USA Ret.

    If Dave of NJ is so upset over Ruth’s language, why isn’t he upset over the illegal communist Muslim’s friend’s language, i.e., “God Damn America “and “America’s Chickens have come home to roost”. Shouldn’t we be more concerned about Barry, the illegal communist Muslim being a Muslim Brotherhood ‘plant’ from an early age? Not sure which Army you were a member of but my 30+ years of service illustrated to me that salty language was the norm and not the exception. So try to devote your outrage against the illegal communist Muslim and not Ruth. After all, she is not trying to destroy the country that we defended all these years.

  • Del Jackson

    People should leave this woman alone. They single out the people that make the most difference and want to grill them in one way or another. The way they are treating her you would think that she ordered her officers to shoot them and throw them back across the border. It is plain to see that our government is turning a blind eye again. Our president is kissing their a-ses in hope of getting the Mex votes. Go figure Huh!!

  • fred

    Pick up your guns and ammo and lets start killing those who need to be killed. John Wesley Harden said: I never kilt a man who didnt need it!!!!!!!!!! There are plenty of politicans who NEED it.

  • Terry E

    Way to go, Jan babe!!!!! She’s just too smart to fall for Chuck U Shumer’s political stunts. Yep, I’m an Arizonan & Gov Brewer is doing a good job – with one exception – last yr she withdrew support for the proposal to validate anyone’s birthplace in order to run for elective office. Hopefully, she’ll bring it back in time to certify Ovomit’s eligibility or lack thereof. No, I am not a ‘birther’ I just believe that it is the way it should be & should’ve been for many, many years to avoid any controversy – like the one that now exists because of the Kenyan’s total lack of cooperation in the matter.

  • MontieR

    Congress has NO business dictating what Arizona does to protect it’s self from the invasion from the south. States have the RIGHT to stop an invasion, as per the constitution. Oh that’s right congress doesn’t abide by any part of the constitution that doesn’t give them MORE power.
    States actually have the right to IGNORE any so called law that VIOLATES the constitution,
    it’s called nullification. There should be a bill passed stating that before ANY bill can be voted on it has to be WITHIN, first the states constitution and then federal. But that would strip all the glory and POWER from washington that they have STOLEN from the people.
    If you believe we don’t have a problem with socialism/communism these are congressmen and women that belong to the american socialist party.
    Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
    Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
    Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
    Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
    Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
    Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
    Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
    Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
    Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
    Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
    Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
    Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
    Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
    Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
    Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
    Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
    Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
    Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
    Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
    Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
    Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
    Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
    Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
    Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
    Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
    Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
    Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
    Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
    Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
    Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
    Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
    Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
    Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
    Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
    Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
    Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
    Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
    Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
    Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
    Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
    Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
    Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
    Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
    Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
    Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
    Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
    Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
    Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
    Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
    Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
    Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
    Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
    Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
    Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
    Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
    Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
    Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
    Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
    Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
    Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
    Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
    Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
    Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
    Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
    Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
    Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
    Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
    Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
    Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

    If memory suits me even mildly we fought a world war and then spent 30 + years in a cold war to STOP communism from TAKING our country. Apparently I was wrong.
    And don’t even try to split hares socialism and communism ARE one and the same.

  • USA Ret.

    Let’s send all 70 of these communist lovers to Cuba. But make sure their ‘leader’, Barry goes along with them. Maybe Fidel will give ‘em a job, rolling cigars or hacking sugar cane. Barry will probably want to take Revy Wright with him … and the known terrorist … just to make sure Barry speaks and supports the communist party line. I’m surprised that Chuckie Poo is not on the list of communists.

  • Big Dog

    Hooray for Gov. Brewer – she blew off the biggest blow-hart in congress like a finger flicks a buggar!

  • http://Yahoo Joanne

    She is one heck of a woman, fighting for her state while not backing down. Schumer is a LOSER who kisses up to OBAMA and has been in office far too long. Should be voted out, he’s a career politician.

  • An American Conservative

    Not only is the Governor amazing and willing to take a stand but she is also smart and can see through all the liberal rhetoric and lies seen in the media and on many of these forums about Mitt Romney. SHE ENDORSED HIM which elevated her to another level of understanding and clarity of what has to be done to restore Arizona and this country.