Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gets rough wake-up call at Republican Convention

Jul 18, 2016, 12:03 PM | Updated: Jul 19, 2016, 10:20 pm
Former Gov. Jan Brewer attends the Arizona Republican 2016 state convention at the Mesa Convention ...

Former Gov. Jan Brewer attends the Arizona Republican 2016 state convention at the Mesa Convention Center Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)

(Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)

CLEVELAND — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had a rough wake-up call Monday in Cleveland, just hours before she had to be ready for the Republican National Convention.

However, it was unlikely the kind of rough wake-up call her former opponents would have liked to see: Brewer’s entire hotel was forced to evacuate because of a fire alarm in the wee hours of the morning.

Brewer wasn’t the only one jolted out of bed Monday. A huge thunder and rainstorm moved through the Cleveland area. Some hotels even lost power.

Brewer arrived in Cleveland on Sunday and apparently was in the company of the Duck Commander himself.

Although she is planning to attend the convention, Brewer will not do so as a delegate. Earlier this year, she claimed a computer glitch led to her name — along with several other Donald Trump supporters — being left off a list of eligible participants.

“I believe very strongly that I was cheated,” she told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos on Monday. “I believe Donald Trump was cheated. I believe the people of Arizona were cheated.”

The former governor has also been highly critical of delegates who opted to skip the convention rather than casting a vote for Trump. Brewer said they are simply giving their votes to presumed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

KTAR’s Jim Sharpe and Carter Nacke are in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention all week. Stay with us for ongoing coverage, both on-air and online.

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Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gets rough wake-up call at Republican Convention