Hillary Clinton dropped a bomb last week while talking to the Ecuadorean press when she declared that the White House was planning to file a federal law suit to stop Arizona from enacting their stringent new immigrations laws.
"President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy," Secretary Clinton said in an interview with Quito-based television station NTN24. "And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act."
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had previously indicated that a definite decision hadn't been made. But today, a senior official in the Obama administration confirmed to CBS News that the Justice Department would definitely challenge the law when they are finished building the case.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was furious about the lawsuit: "To learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the secretary of state is just outrageous," she fumed. "If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement, the least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation."