Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said Republicans’ push for immigration reform after the election is “fine and dandy” during an appearance on Arizona’s weekend show “12 News Sunday Square Off” that was taped Friday, according to the local NBC station. Brewer’s comments seem to contradict her previous stance that reform should come only after securing the border.
But after the interview, Brewer’s spokesman Matt Benson clarified to the station that Brewer still believes securing the border should come before reform.
Brewer also said she was leaning toward accepting federal dollars to expand the Arizona’s Medicaid, part of the Affordable Care Act. Benson walked back those comments too, saying she was probably referring to using federal money to end a Medicaid enrollment freeze at the moment, not expand the program.