Gov. Jan Brewer misspoke during a live nationally televised interview Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention when she endorsed Barack Obama for president.
In response to a question from a cable TV reporter about immigration, the Republican governor said:
"I believe that Gov. (Mitt) Romney understands the issues, certainly being a former governor, he understands states rights, he understands that as governors we have to govern.
"And I know that if President Obama is elected in November, which I hope that he is, that 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 all those other issues, it's a simple matter."
Asked about the statement, Brewer spokesman Matt Benson told the Arizona Republic: "Of course the governor misspoke. It was a noisy situation, with a lot of activity on the floor, and this kind of thing happens from time to time with every elected official in the heat of the moment on live TV."
Brewer has endorsed Romney. She is a delegate to the convention along with 28 other Arizonans.