Governor Jan Brewer Explains Her Vetoes of Birther Bill and Campus Gun Law

Governor Brewer on Fox News Greta says the bill was a 'distraction' to the state of Arizona

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Her decision to veto this bill, Gov. Brewer said in part: "I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for President of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their 'early baptismal or circumcision certificates'… this is a bridge too far. This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona."

Hawaii officials have certified Obama was born in that state, but so-called 'birthers' have demanded more proof.

"I feel uncomfortable as a prior secretary of state that one person would be the gatekeeper for all elected officials, not only fot the president but all legislatures in cities and counties. And I believe the bill doesn't serve Arizona well." via myfoxphoenix