Maricopa GOP chair won't resign over Brewer insult - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Maricopa GOP chair won't resign over Brewer insult

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Despite sanctions call, UK exports arms to Russia

    Despite sanctions call, UK exports arms to Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:59 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:59:25 GMT
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.More >>
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.More >>
  • Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:31:15 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
    Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for...More >>
  • Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

    Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:49:07 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
PHOENIX (AP) -

The chairman of the Republican Party in Maricopa County says he won't resign for comparing Gov. Jan Brewer to Judas because she wants to expand the state's Medicaid plan.

A.J. LaFaro said in an email to the Associated Press Thursday that he didn't intend to offend anyone at a House hearing on the expansion plan Wednesday evening. He says his remark reflected his passion on the subject.

House speaker Andy Tobin says LaFaro stepped over the line from impassioned debate and should apologize and step down. Tobin and brewer are both Republicans.

Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson says the governor's been around long enough to know people will sometimes call her names and act irrationally.

LaFaro ended his testimony against the expansion by saying "Jesus had Judas, Republicans have Governor Brewer."

Copyright 2013 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow