Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer once called President Barack Obama threatening and was photographed with her finger in his face at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. But has she come full circle and actually endorsed the president?
That was the case, for a moment. The Republican Arizona governor had a slip-up during an MSNBC interview on the floor of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.
An MSNBC reporter asked Brewer if she had any conversations with soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on immigration. Brewer, a fierce critic of Obama, has slammed the president's administration over border security.
"I believe that Gov. Romney understands the issues. Certainly, being a former governor, he understands state's rights," Brewer said.
So far, so good. But then the Arizona governor misspeaks and endorses Obama in the video, which can be viewed below.
Romney "understands that as governor we have to govern and I know that if President Obama is elected in November, which I hope that he is, he will be able to come together with all of us and come up with a solution and I believe he will secure our borders and therefore we can resolve our other issues," she said. "It's a simple matter."
Romney is scheduled to accept the Republican presidential nomination tonight as the 2012 GOP Convention comes to a close at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
While Brewer's slip of the tongue was harmless, she had more biting words when she accused Obama of engaging in "race-baiting," Politico reported.
She said the president "panders to them," referring to Hispanic voters.
"Look what he's done: He hasn't secured my borders," Brewer said.
View both videos of Brewer below: