Jan Brewer: White House 'Snubbed' Me
Arizona guv would have appreciated invite to immigration reform meeting
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2011 10:40 AM CDT
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, R, speaks Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Governor's Volunteer Awards luncheon in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

(Newser) – The White House must've, er, forgotten to invite Jan Brewer—champion of Arizona's controversial immigration law—to its roundtable on immigration reform yesterday, and she considers that "truly a snub." Said Brewer last night on Fox News: "You would have thought one of the governors would have been invited, since we are on the front lines fighting for security there," she said. Instead, the group included former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rev. Al Sharpton, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the COO of Facebook, Politico reports.

Those are all people likely to support Obama's vision of "comprehensive immigration reform" including the DREAM Act and a pathway to citizenship, Brewer said, when what we really need is "to get our borders secured." If she had been there, "I think I could have added insight to the situation that Arizona certainly is facing,” she said. “I’m a little bit offended. ... I’ve been fighting hard for the people of Arizona in regards to this. I believe I’ve been relentless. And I think I have a lot to offer. I’m going to speak for the people.”