And what proof do you have that Gov. Brewer stuck him?another con with anger management issues???
You've been warned: Confront Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer about global warming, and she will curse at you and, maybe, if you're lucky, she'll take a swing at you, too.
A reporter for the local KTVK station in Arizona had the gall to ask Brewer if she thought global warming was real during a very short, very casual press conference about an energy conference this weekend. Brewer said something about it not being man made, which is silly, because science — and much has been made about that. The important part is what we didn't know until now, which is what happened next.
Global warming is a thing we pay attention to now, so a handler tried to get Brewer out of there before anything more could happen. But the governor wanted to confront the reporter, KTVK's Dennis Welch, who got his answer and was packing his things — so she whacked him on the arm to get his attention. Like, with a fist. A closed first, even, so it wasn't one of those sissy pro-wrestling punches. A photographer present at the rumble told Jim Romensko all the details:
After her answer, a handler swooped in and whisked her away, but about three paces out she turned back around to face the reporter who asked the last question. He had turned to a camera operator and seemed to be putting his microphone away. Brewer took her left hand, balled it into a fist and with the back of her hand she slugged the reporter on the back of his right arm. Not hard, but with enough force that he spun around to see what was going on.
After hitting the Welch, Brewer asked, "Where in the hell did that come from?" and the camera was still rolling, so the reporter included it in his report. Unfortunately, the punching wasn't in the shot — which is why we're just hearing about the thwack now — and so the world is denied a Jan Brewer punching GIF.
What isn't shown in the video, however, is what West Valley View photographer Michael Clawson claimed was Brewer punching Welch's arm before the brief scolding.