Jan Brewer under fire for history of fibbing
Ever since her infamous tarmac confrontation with President Obama, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been under increased scrutiny...
Ever since her infamous tarmac confrontation with President Obama, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been under increased scrutiny. Some have questioned the way she has characterized her tense encounter with the president. While others have pointed out that Brewer has a history of stretching the truth. Talking Points Memo reports:
Back in 2010 as she defended her state’s harsh immigration law, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer® told a newspaper reporter that she was deeply hurt by the terrible names people were calling her. The worst, she said, were the comparisons to the Nazis.
“They are awful,” she said. “Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that…and then to have them call me Hitler’s daughter. It hurts. It’s ugliness beyond anything I’ve ever experienced.”
The problem, as many discovered after the quote went viral, was that it wasn’t true. Brewer’s father had in fact died of lung disease in California in 1955, a decade after WWII ended.
As Brewer now faces the fact that another one of her stories is coming under question, this one involving an encounter she had with President Obama, a pattern appears to emerging in her career: The popular conservative bomb thrower often has trouble with the truth.
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