Governor Jan Brewer Blunders that Feds' National Release of Illegal Immigrants Is Payback, Punishment for Arizona

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer told Fox News that the recent release of illegal immigrants by federal immigration officials from the Pinal County jails was "payback" because of the state's "strong" position on securing the border.

When the host asked whether Washington was picking on Arizona, Brewer responded:

"I think it's pretty obvious that they're doing everything in their power . . . I mean, this is just another notch in their belt bucket, if you will."

Yeah, we're pretty sure that when she was finally able to push the words out of her mouth, she said "belt bucket."

Video below.

See also: Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff, Jumps Aboard the Latest Immigration-Related Conspiracy

She also told the network on Friday that the feds are trying to "punish" Arizona.

And all that might make a tiny bit of sense -- even in Brewer's world -- if immigrant detainees were allowed out of jail and placed under supervised release only in Arizona.

But, the truth is, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released immigrant detainees in other states because of looming budget cuts -- not that the Fox News host bothered to point that out.

Media Matters For America, a not-for-profit think tank dedicated to debunking conservative misinformation in the media, published "Fox Hypes Bogus Theory That Immigrant Detainee Release Is "Payback" For Arizona."

Media Matters, which labels itself progressive, cites a New York Times article that notes detainees were released "in Texas, New Jersey, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and New York, in addition to Arizona."

Like Brewer, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been making the rounds on conservative television and radio programs, blasting the feds over the release -- at times claiming that 500 immigrants have been released.

A spokeswoman for ICE tells New Times that 303 detainees were released in Arizona. Whether additional immigrants will be released is still to be determined.

Media Matters trimmed the video to highlights Brewer's comments about Arizona being punished and picked on. You can watch the full Fox News video below. Brewer's "belt bucket" comment is about 2 minutes and 40 seconds into the videos.


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Sean Katz
Sean Katz

Instead of releasing them, deport them.

avm44
avm44

it will hurt more when he loses reelection , pride goes befor a fall .

PeekyP
PeekyP

Jan Brewer says "Belt Bucket" and the New Times feels compelled to write three or four articles about it. Must be a slow news day.

Phillip Robertson
Phillip Robertson

How do you conservatives feel about Jan getting a free ride after scanning social security out of 75 grand with nothing but a you should've, give it back. Then a gag order to keep it quiet?

sarum
sarum

I agree it is good money after bad to hold them in detention.  Yes it looks like our governor tried to ride the wave with incomplete information, once again.  Still, what is deemed essential and non-essential is intriguing.  Surely they will never cut their hideous surveillance technology.  Indeed, news of the wondrous new creations leaks out almost daily.  The Fed must have gotten huge cut prior to sequestration since they say it will take a couple of years to account for their vast holdings of other nation's gold.  So inconsistent since their bankster buds account for every portion of a penny they might get from us.  In light of the shocking and awesome criminality that seems to be in our face every where to be overly concerned about some low wage job stealers is truly a grandstanding diversionary tactic when the real big time criminals run free under cover of "law."

DNichols
DNichols

Governor Brewer, your "Punishment" will come on your Judgement Day.

I fear you may need Marshmallows?!

Live the Golden Rule?

What a joke Jan.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Sounds like GED Jan drank a little too much Johnny Walker Blue Label, just like the 2010 gubernatorial debate, when GED Jan claimed to have did what's best for Arizona by signing BS1070.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Sounds like GED Jan drank a little too much Johnny Walker Blue Label, just like the 2010 gubernatorial debate, when GED Jan claimed to have did what's best for Arizona by signing BS1070.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

actually it sounds to me more like the sea hag is pissed and striking out as payback because she got shot down (yet again) on her day-laborer provision. just because she didnt get her way, everyone is against her right? and why is she blaming Obama? she was the one hoping he'd get re-elected at the RNC

AzNtv
AzNtv

It looks like the pull string in her back got snagged a lil bit when she was trying to say "belt.......bucket".  She's a disgrace, poor steward of our state and has done zero to further education and the economy.  State employees loathe her as she ignores the needs of the agencies and employees.   

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

BUHAHAHAHA!, I love reading your Liberal "CALIFORNCATION " comments! I just thank God that there are more Conservative Arizonians that agree with Jan & Joe, then some of the fools that read the New Times! ....some of you people are as dumb as a box of ROCKS!! LMFAO!

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

Governor Jan Brewer DOES represent the majority of people in Arizona. She didn't get elected Governor by people NOT beleiving in her!  Her comments are 100% correct and the next time that guy obama comes to Arizona she should again scold him for his un-American actioins!   Hey, if you don't like what Gov. Brewer is saying or doing then just vote her out of office.  Oh, wait a minute, you tried that didn't you.  And it didn't work did it.  Oh well, guess if you can't vote her out all that is left for you to do is complain about her, and some of you are doing that well!  Yes, we TeaPublicans ARE taking back America 1n 2014 and 2016.  And NO, you can't stop us!

DNichols
DNichols

Brewer is not very gratefull for the "Amnesty" the Fed's. recently gave her for Defrauding Social Security of $75,000.00 to reward her Knife Point Rapist Son Ron as he served his sentence.

Rumor is the Fed's. after Investigating Brewers Wrong Doing simply allowed her to pay back the illgotten Booty, and granted her "Amnesty" for the Jail Time she deserved?!

An Indictment for her theft is what Arizona needs.

Any one else would be in a Federal Prison!

To: Justice, even in Corrupt Arizona?

Anon
Anon

In fairness to the Idiot Queen, she's just distilling the racially-inflected paranoia she picks up from conservative media (Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, etc), who were making precisely the same bizarre claim before her. (Babeu got there first.) Large sectors of the right in this country have been committed since the day this President took office to the corrosive fantasy that everything he does is designed to exact some kind of revenge against white people. This is just another example of that.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

The Governor's reaction is perfectly shameful. It does not help the state of Arizona, its reputation or most importantly, its people.

Comanche_Moon
Comanche_Moon

Yes she is losing the kick backs from the private prison company's. 


Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Um, they wrote just this one story, dumbass.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Edward Anthony Green lmao any supporter of arpaio and brewer calling others fools is just hilarious...thats like a hooker calling another female a whore! 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@TeaPublican lmao i wouldnt be too proud of supporting someone that flubs their own opening statement to a debate, going so far as to screw up basic grammar. Then refusing to debate anyone afterwards...meaning, she presented no opinions on the issues, you morons just blindly voted for her because of 1070...let me ask you, what has she done for our economy besides lower capital gains taxes by 25%%? short answer: NOTHING! What has she done for education? Recently provided a new pay for performance model that most agree is horseshit and will just drive our already declining rate even further. But, she has given millions of OUR dollars to CCA...lol yep, great job indeed! in the immortal words of Bugs, "what a maroon"

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@TeaPublican Your right, Stinky Finger Jan does represent the majority of Arizonans. That's because a majority of Arizonans are ignorant racist throwbacks just like she is.


MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@TeaPublican do you know what city the original Tea Party took place on April 19,1775? Give ya a hint: both the Bald Bunion of Pinal County and the Flaccid Failure of Maricopa County hail from this liberal New England state. It is a state that Obama won in '08 and '12. It is the home of the shot heard round the world.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@TeaPublican lol you arent taking shit, and yes WE WILL stop you tea tards from ruining this country any further. You morons voted for someone that blew basic grammar ON LIVE TV! lol and then refused to debate afterwards. If anything, it just highlights that you idiots will vote for anyone..Furthermore, she goes against everything the tea party is supposed to stand for..limited govt, with limited spending (at least thats what you morons are always bashing Obama over)..yet, with Brewer, she pisses away tax payer dollars by giving it to CCA, even having the Legislature remove the rule that protected us against any wasteful spending on it. 1070 isnt just racist, it allowed MCSO to turn into a bunch of "jack booted thugs", and is far from a "small govt" theme. So, by all means, keep supporting her..you only make yourselves out to be hypocrites and help us show how full of shit you people really are. 

Comrade
Comrade

Tea Publican, say what? THAT DRUNKARD USEFUL IDIOT GUV is not worth the effort or money, She's just a PUPPET, an embarrasment to this State, givimg it a bad name. Her comments might be 100% correct for You since probably You share the same level of education (GED), Fortunatelly She doesn't need to get voted out-If You don't know about politics is better if You keep Your pie hole closed-she is out as soon as this term is over. BTW, You need to learn more about what is going on with the TEAPUGNANT PARTY.....IS GOING DOWN THE SEAWAGE LINE....nobody need to stop it, They are doing it themselves. You need to get Your head out of Your ass and look at reality. TEAPUGNANTARD PARTY IS IMPLODING, specially when DELUDED PEOPLE as Yourself plague any party.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@TeaPublican Yes - just like you "took it back" in 2008 and 2012. If GED Jan is the best you can front, you teabaggers are hurtin' for certain. You are nothing more than useful idiots for the Koch brothers and tobacco industry, which created your inarticulate astroturf movement. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@TeaPublican She's termed out, and can no longer run.  She'll be out in 2014!

robert_graham
robert_graham

@DNichols It's always about the "blame someone else" game isn't it?  You are full of more excuses than a horse is full of shit.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Anon You are an oxymoron.  It's always the tea-party's fault isn't it? You better wake up and smell the coffee you dickhead. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

@truthseekeraz Shameful? Hardly!  What's shameful is that thousands of illegal aliens are being released that should have beend eported instead.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Her hands out for Federal $$$$'s for her private prison corporation "puppet-masters". The public is more well informed then they want it to be. 

Abu Ghraib = military = NRA = ALEC = private prison corporations = outside (private) contractors / consultants == $$$$'s for the few at the expense of the people. 


ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@Comanche_Moon   What about the former prison wardens and officials who set up the foreign prisons like Abu Ghraib and Guantanomo, who are back in Arizona setting up shop for the private prison corporations?

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

@WhoKnows @TeaPublican Yup your right.  that's the only way she will be out of office.  Simply because even though you  liberals hate her so much, you couldn't find a candidate good enough to beat her!  Bahahaha!  The will of the MAJORITY of people in Arizona spoke, and they said Jan for Governor!  Some day you will get over it....and until then...so what!

DNichols
DNichols

@Joe Arpaio's Ass Clown:

The point is Dirty Thieving Jan Brewer has no room to cast any stones!

And you cant discredit a single word I have said, just because Brewer has a "Gag Order" on her Dirty Deeds.

I assure you that you would be respectful standing in front of me.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan   the blame game?????   Joe and Jan are the ones who pulled out that game, or do you  "NOT RECALL"  Arpaio's testimony?  "DAVE DID IT"

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan I typed the definition of an oxymoron to you once before but apparently I typed it too fast. An oxymoron is two words (original copy) with opposite meanings.

JustThinking
JustThinking

@JoeArpaioFan

ox·y·mo·ron [ òksee máw ròn ]
  1. expression with contradictory words: a phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, e.g. "wise fool" or "legal murder"

I know others have tried to clear this up for you but for some reason it doesn't seem to sink in. I typed it very slow so that it would be easier for you to read

Comrade
Comrade

JAFFY ROBBY DUCK, Probably is shameful for You and Studboi1 for not been able to grab some of those "Illegals" dicks. What You should've typed is: "Whats shameful is that thousands of illegal alliens are beign released and me and Pauley were not informed so we could've gotten some of those Illegals dicks"

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan or the hundreds of rapists that werent even arrested  or investigated so that way they couldnt even be released because no-one bothered to track them down (even though they were given the names of many of them)?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@truthseekeraz  speaking of making money, read the Az Republic today, there is an article about Boo-Boo Babeu's new bail bond pay system that is ripping people off

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@TeaPublican @mikefrombisbee Really?I would say it sucks a whole lot more to be a person who lives in a Fox news-produced bubble, mouthing talking points for the Koch brothers and the tobacco industry. And it certainly sucks more to believe that an inarticulate, dipsomaniac high school dropout who whores for big business is the best person to run the executive branch of this state. You, Goober, are living proof that P.T. Barnum knew human nature well. By the way, how did YOUR presidential candidate do? 

BJeff70
BJeff70

@JustThinking He's just being a "maverick" with his grammar.  Either that, or it's an homage to his buddy Rush Limbaugh's OxyContin addiction.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@JustThinking We've all tried that before, JustThinking, and JAF still doesn't get the fact that his use of the word "oxymoron" is totally incorrect.  The problem may be that "contradictory" has 5 syllables which is 3 (maybe 4) too many for him to understand.  But we appreciate your continued efforts.

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