President Obama intends to meet with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday, a White House official told FoxNews.com, after criticism mounted over the president's refusal to meet her while she is in Washington this week.
Brewer had requested a face-to-face meeting with Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former Arizona governor, as tensions rise between his administration and the Grand Canyon State over its controversial law clamping down on illegal immigrants.
White House spokesman Adam Abrams had said over the weekend that Obama's schedule "doesn't allow for a meeting" with Brewer but added that the president "does intend to sit down with the governor in the future."
The apparent snub came after Justice Department officials told Arizona's attorney general and aides to the governor Friday that the federal government has serious reservations about the state's new immigration law.
Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican who helped draft Arizona's SB 1070, called Obama's refusal to meet with Brewer "an insult."
Forget that this meeting should've happened awhile ago, Barry has since made himself look even more like a prick for for criticizing a bill he hasn't read and now for at first blowing off Governor Brewer while she's in town this week. He campaigned up and down the country on having a "post-partisan" (granted, conservatives never bought it) presidency, yet has shown to have a complete distaste for Republicans since taking office. Barry had the guts to criticize Brewer and SB1070 from afar, now show some guts and repeat that leftist propaganda to her face.