STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell released the following statement on Gov. Jan Brewer’s treatment of the President’s visit to Arizona:
“Yesterday, the President of the United States came to visit our great state of Arizona to talk about creating new jobs and boosting the economy where middle-class families have suffered long enough during the recession.
“Instead of greeting our Commander in Chief with respect and welcoming him to our state, Gov. Jan Brewer chose to engage in political theater. She chose to put partisan bickering over civility and respect. This is an all-too-common occurrence at Arizona’s capitol. Disagreement is part of a democracy, but disrespect is not.
"As elected leaders, we have ample avenues and opportunities to deliver our messages and concerns to one another in an appropriate way. Demeaning one another in public is not the appropriate way. Ignoring standard protocols and good manners to engage in political theater is not the appropriate way.
“Like all Arizonans, we’re sick of partisan bickering. Instead of fighting each other, let’s work together to get things done. And let's remember that we all want the same thing: a stronger Arizona and a stronger America. Let's set an example that the rest of the country can follow.”