Say's Karen is the One to Pass AZ Style Illegal Immigration Law in Georgia
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today announced her endorsement of former Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel to be Georgia's next Governor. Governor Brewer recently pushed through a tough new immigration law in her state and is now preparing to battle an Obama Justice Department legal challenge to that law.
In her endorsement, Governor Brewer said:
"As a former Secretary of State, I know how that office prepares you to be Governor. I've had to make tough choices. When Congress failed to act on illegal immigration, I took action to solve the problem. Now I'm taking on the Obama Administration as they try to stop us. I know Karen Handel. She has the experience, courage and tenacity that make her the best candidate to be Governor. Karen will fight to pass similar illegal immigration laws in Georgia. If President Obama tries to stop her, she will tell him to 'Bring it On.'"
"I am humbled and excited by Governor Brewer's support," Karen said today. "She has become an inspiration to conservatives and represents the new kind of leadership that we need across the country. She stood firm and pushed forward with the nation's toughest law to fight illegal immigration and she'll stand firm against the Obama Administration too. She also made the hard decisions and cut Arizona's budget to align with today's economic realities. She is a conservative hero and I thank her for her strong support and friendship."
Handel noted that she is the only candidate for Governor who has actually implemented programs to fight illegal immigration in Georgia. As Secretary of State, she launched the use of the federal SAVE database to verify the immigration status of applicants for professional licenses. She also initiated Georgia's voter verification system that includes citizenship verification for newly registered voters and has fought her own battle with the Obama Justice Department.
"There is a difference between executive experience and legislative experience: career legislators – whether in Georgia or in Congress -- seem to think that casting a vote, sponsoring legislation or sending out a press release is all that counts," Karen said. "Well, what really counts is delivering results. That's leadership, and the people of Georgia know the difference."