PHOENIX - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer answered questions on a wide array of topics Wednesday as she continues to lead the Arizona delegation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Brewer was asked about comments she made, and accused President Obama of "race baiting" for his deferred action program, which allows children brought to this country by illegal immigrants to obtain work permits.
The governor responded to the President's order by ordering state agencies not to issue driver's licenses or state IDs to anyone here illegally.
"He's not the emperor. He's just the president and we have a Congress and people in Arizona that believe in the rule of law," Brewer said.
Brewer said she believes the President is pandering to Hispanics in order to shore up support in an election year. "They're trying to drive a wedge, because they don't want to talk about real issues… jobs, the economy and balancing the budget."
The Republican party has continued to struggle to attract minority support. A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed 94 percent of African-Americans support President Obama. The poll registered zero percent support for Mitt Romney. On Tuesday, security at the convention removed a person who threw peanuts at an African American photographer, saying, "that's what we feed animals."
"It was unfortunate the incident that I heard on the news last night," Brewer said. "The one person who was here who made some very unkind remarks and certainly refute all of their comments or whatever they thought they were doing. I don't know if they thought they were part of the Republican delegation or not."
Brewer led Arizona's delegation in officially nominating Mitt Romney for the party. Polls have shown Obama with slim leads over Romney in some key battleground states, with many voters saying they feel more personally connected to the president.
"On a personal note, Mitt Romney is very personable and he really does care about this country and the people of this country," Brewer said.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
RIGHT NOW on ABC15.com
Another round of Wind Advisories and Red Flag Warnings in place across Northern Arizona Thursday. Find out how strong winds will blow and when they'll back off.
Jodi Arias’ claims that she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense have set actual domestic violence victims back ten years, according to one abuse survivor.
Arizona kids and adults are finding unique ways to buy and sell drugs using the “deep web,” but drug-free advocates say there is an easy way to reduce the chances a child will ever start using illegal substances
One mom says kindergartners from South Phoenix Prep & Arts Academy are being left alone at their bus stops, earlier than scheduled, when no parents are there to pick them up.
ABC15 was invited inside the home to see the damage caused by Phoenix police officers during a hostage rescue.
Scottsdale police say they have identified and arrested a man suspected of trying to kidnap a woman who was out jogging Tuesday night.
Jurors in the Jodi Arias trial have gone home Wednesday and will continue deliberations in the morning.
Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins.
Glendale detectives have made an arrest in the shooting of two people Tuesday night, one of whom died from her injuries.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will host a Memorial Day double header Monday against the Texas Rangers at Chase Field and honor fallen soldiers with a moment of silence before each game.