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Arizona's Congressional delegation coming out against anti-gay bill

John McCain applauding President Obama.
John McCain applauding President Obama.
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Arizona's two Republican Senators tweeted messages urging the governor to veto the discriminatory legislation. Both John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) tweeted almost the same phrasing of, "I hope Governor Brewer will veto #SB1062." Four Arizonian Democrats in the House have also spoken out against the controversial bill including Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), the only openly bisexual member of Congress, who tweeted in response to Flake, "Agreed."

The GOP is really trying to distance itself from the extreme right, but some people aren't getting the hint. You'd think if Arizona's two conservative Senators were against the bill then it's probably dead-on-arrival at the governor's desk. You'd be wrong. Governor Brewer is apparently not sure what she wants to do, or at least not sure which type of media exposure she wants, yet.

"You know, the bill is in transmittal and I don’t have to make a decision until next Friday so I've got plenty of time," she said at the National Governor's Association meeting when asked by reporters. "I need to explore it."

Hopefully the combination of media fury and national-level GOP officials wanting it to go away will become too much for her soon. Until then, you can be sure the ACLU is on standby.