Brewer is not letting up on her criticism of the president.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, stepping down after six years in office where she was a perpetual thorn in the side of the Obama administration, is leaving with a parting shot — calling President Obama a “failed president.”
“He’s been a very big disappointment to me,” Brewer told Fox News in an interview. “I think he has done things that certainly we would never have expected any president to do — by executive order and because he says so.”
Brewer has spent the last few years locked in legal battles with the Obama administration and others, largely over provisions in her state’s strict immigration bill, SB1070.
Multiple times, the federal courts have rejected provisions in the bill as unconstitutional. Even this week, just days before leaving office, a federal court rejected Brewer’s effort to deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers.”
Brewer said her biggest disappointment during her tenure was not getting the Arizona-Mexico border secured — though she tried with SB1070, which would have made it a crime for immigrants to be in Arizona without the proper papers, before that too was struck down.