Boy did we have this one pegged wrong…
Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the Arizona “birther” bill tonight. She also vetoed a bill that would allow guns on campus(?)
Tucson Sentinel reported:
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Monday that would have required presidential candidates to provide their birth certificates to appear on the ballot, and another that would have allowed guns to be carried on school grounds.
Brewer also vetoed a bill that would have directed the governor to set up an alliance with other states to regulate healthcare, in a challenge to the federal government.
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HB 2177, the “birther” bill, “creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona,” Brewer said.
Evidently, asking candidates to follow the Constitution is too much of a hassle for Governor Brewer.
UPDATE: Governor Brewer just admitted on Greta’s show that the Arizona House has enough votes to override the veto. Brewer said the bills were “sloppily written.”
UPDATE: Here’s the video.
Governor Brewer said the “birther” bill was a distraction. She said she is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment but that the gun bill was sloppily written so she vetoed it too.