July 12th, 2010
07:24 PM ET
12 years ago

Brewer gets McCain, Kyl endorsements

Washington (CNN) – Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl endorsed fellow Republican Jan Brewer Monday for her own four-year term as governor.

"There has been no stronger defender of the State of Arizona than Governor Jan Brewer," McCain said in a joint statement he released with Kyl. "From border security to health care to job creation, Governor Brewer has consistently stood up for our state."

Brewer succeeded Gov. Janet Napolitano in January 2009 when Napolitano resigned to become President Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security.

Brewer has been at the center of a firestorm over a controversial immigration law in the state of Arizona. The law, which orders immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they're in the United States illegally, was signed by Brewer on April 23.

McCain specifically endorsed Brewer's actions on immigration, including her efforts to stand against a lawsuit filed by the federal government designed to nullify the law.

"Governor Brewer continues to lead the fight against the Obama Administration's frivolous lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law," McCain said. "Governor Brewer is clearly the right leader to guide Arizona through these challenging times, and I am proud to support her."

The immigration issue also found its way into Kyl's endorsement.

"On this issue, immigration and others, she has shown courage in fighting for the rights of Arizonans. I am pleased to support her candidacy for Governor of Arizona," Kyl said.

Brewer will face off against her Republican primary challengers on August 24. The winner will advance to the general election.

Filed under: 2010 • Jan Brewer • John McCain • Jon Kyl
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. MsDp

    O-O-O-h, the idiot must be so proud of the other idiots joining her. BDD!

    July 12, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  2. Ed FL

    McCain and KYL and Brewer Hmmmm!!!!!!!! lets see make up bill boards with that threesome s face on them and post the along the southern border, that should scare the living HELL out of Immigrants wanting to come into the states

    July 12, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  3. D.

    Senator Mc Cain might forget and/ or change his mind.

    July 12, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    McSongbird also wanted Failin Palin as VP - WHAT is wrong with that old man???

    July 12, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |

    Gee what a surprise! Two idiots supporting another idiot, who would have guessed?

    July 12, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  6. Future expat

    So let's see, a hypocrite and an opportunist say this is the person they'd vote for. These aren't exactly the best endorsements, but then again finding non-hypocrites and non-opportunists in today's GOP is practically impossible.

    July 12, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  7. Nat

    One smart and strong woman – Jan Brewer, the American people's Governor.

    July 12, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  8. sb

    I wonder if these two senators know what they're endorsing. Brewer is positively the worst governor we've had in the 16 years I've lived in Arizona, and that includes Fife Symington who ended up in jail. She just signed anything and everything the legislature passed this last term, and we've got a pretty awful legislature that cares nothing about people. That includes a law letting any Tom, Dick, or Harry who wants to carry a concealed gun do so whether they have the foggiest idea how to use one or not. That's supposed to make us safer??? I won't go near a bar any more for fear I'll get in the crossfire of some idiots carrying weapons. About three-fourths of the stuff she's said about illegal immigration is a figment of her imagination. I realize illegal immigration is and has been a problem in this country for many years, but she's definitely not the one to solve it!! John McCain used to make some sense on the subject, but now he's joined the rest of the fear-mongers!

    July 12, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. g

    she works hard for the rich in her state

    July 12, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  10. ib

    hope she wins; she looks out for the people of her state.

    July 12, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  11. Greg in Cabot, AR

    I challenge anyone to show me one story where AZ has charged or prosecuted any business for hiring illegal aliens.

    If they didn't have jobs, they wouldn't be here.

    When I worked as in law enforcement, I was required to uphold ALL the laws of the land; local, state and federal, not just the ones that were politically convenient.

    I guess that it is ok if business can hire illegals for substandard wages or "cash" (no tax with-holding) but the police are supposed to look the other way....???

    It sounds like the people of AZ would rather complain about flies on the picnic table rather than put the food away.

    July 12, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  12. Hugo

    Go Arizona! At some point the libs have got to figure out that we owe our own citizens more than we do people entering our country illegally. Just think for every illegal in a public school or an Emergency room or spitting out an anchor baby on us, that tax money could be going to some American citizen that actually contributed to the system or did a duty to his or her country. Remember homeless vets, welfare mothers and their kids, homeless elderly, just think of the billions wasted on this invading horde....

    July 12, 2010 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  13. Dawn

    Really not surprised John McCain is backing Brewer........for God's sakes he was the one that unleashed Palin upon the American public. Stupid is as stupid does!

    July 12, 2010 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  14. Keith in Austin

    Brewer also has the support of the American People! In a recent MSNBC poll 95 percent supported the State of Arizona! MSNBC is a left-wing wannabe News Network making these results even more powerful. Barry and Eric are suing the State nontheless!

    July 12, 2010 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  15. S Callahan

    I like Jan Brewer...she has guts...she has the courage to use those guts....and she doesn't waver.....geezz....come to NYS Jan, we need a woman like you!

    ps...well over 60% or more of the 'voting' population throughout ALL of America stands with you......

    July 12, 2010 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  16. Riley

    I;m ready to send Brewer to the White House. Obama is completely useless!

    July 12, 2010 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  17. vwrtb

    More good paying jobs please... What's wrong with you people.. Arguing about non issues! Ugh!

    July 12, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  18. Debbie

    Birds of a feather flock together...

    July 12, 2010 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |

    Arizona don't let this Governor get away from you. She is the only Border State Governor with guts. Stay the course and show OBAMA the door. Wait until Palin joins the Fray and gets rid of him. Then America will recover and the trash will be swept out. enjoy yourselves illegals your days are numbered. You better have an exit plan for 2012.

    July 12, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  20. Lou

    The people of Arizona have a critically important opportunity to make a wise decision to rid themselves of hate gone rampant by voting out Jan Brewer who has done nothing more than cost the Arizona taxpayers a lot of money and more by her racist attitude and it would be to the best interest of Arizona taxpayers to ensure she is put out to pasture where she belongs as well as ensuring the next governor has real courage and experience to face real issues and will work toward true and realistic positive improvement.

    July 12, 2010 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  21. Leslie

    If McCain supports Brewer, I would recommend you not to vote for her, she's probably as wishy-washy as he is!

    July 13, 2010 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  22. Arizona Sens. John McCain is the kiss of death

    well it was a nice canidacy while it lasted

    July 13, 2010 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  23. Don

    This woman is not a hero in any way, shape, or form! She is out touch thinking and acting like every illegal is out to deal drugs, murder, rape, and rob innocent people! In reality, the people coming across the border are most likely trying to escape dire situations while having very little or zero trust in their government. These people can do a lot of good for our society and many of them really want to. Instead of the State of Arizona and Federal Government argueing in court; maybe, they could work together on this issue! Keep in mind that it really is the Federal Government that has jurisdiction over immigration! Is there some sort of Wedge Document creating this histeria over immigrants? BURN IT!

    July 13, 2010 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  24. La Piovra

    Governor Brewer, Governor Brewer,
    Crossed the street, fell in the sewer,
    Can't get to her, can't get to her...
    then again, who'd want to?

    July 13, 2010 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  25. Donkey Party

    Mr. McCain, you sir, are a disgrace.

    July 13, 2010 01:59 am at 1:59 am |