Comments at a press conference on Friday regarding illegal immigration have stirred up trouble for the 1-year Arizona Governor. “Drug Mules” is what she called illegal immigrants pressed into smuggling narcotics by cartels. The politician landed herself in deep water after she intonated that most illegal immigrants were smuggling narcotics into the country. Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!

Arizona Governor

Jan Brewer, sworn in on January 21, 2009, has been on the forefront of the immigration debate since her state passed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The act makes it illegal not to have alien registration documents on your person at all times, and encourages police to interrogate suspected offenders.

At a pivotal time for the state’s immigration reform, the Arizona Governor’s ‘drug mule’ comments have brought unwanted negative attention to their efforts. Already under fire from the U.S. Government for their existing immigration bill, the state’s leader made what amounts to be a massive faux pas Friday with her comments.

“Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules,” Brewer said. “They’re coming across our borders in huge numbers. The drug cartels have taken control of the immigration. So they are criminals. They’re breaking the law when they are trespassing and they’re criminals when they pack the marijuana and the drugs on their backs,” Brewer said. There’s strong information to us that they come as illegal people wanting to come to work,” she said. “Then they are accosted and they become subjects of the drug cartel.”

Brewer’s office has not retracted her statements as of yet, but University of Arizona professor Oscar Martinez says they will either have to put up or shut up.

“Unless Gov. Brewer can provide hard data to substantiate her claim that most undocumented people crossing into Arizona are drug mules, she must retract such an outrageous statement.”

What do you think of the comments by the Arizona Governor? “Drug Mule” is hardly the most complimentary description of those accosted by cartels. Do you think her comments are out of line? Or is the problem really that bad in the Border States? Let me know in the comment section!

Also, check out the video of her comments below!