Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who faced off with President Barack Obama on an airport tarmac last month, won't attend the National Governors Association annual black-tie dinner at the White House tomorrow.
Brewer said in an interview today that she had a scheduling conflict.
"I've just decided I wasn't going to be going because I had some other commitments I had to attend to," Brewer said.
On Jan. 25, Brewer, a Republican, greeted the Democratic president in Phoenix with a letter asking for a meeting on Arizona's economy and suggesting they visit the U.S.-Mexico border. The two talked closely for several minutes and Brewer was photographed with her finger pointing in Obama's direction. She later said she habitually talks with her hands.
"The tarmac issue was a little distorted rather than reported probably the way that it actually happened," she told reporters today.
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