ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday he believes job creation should be the focus of the next four months leading up to elections, but the governor said he respects the Obama administration’s decision to sue Arizona over its immigration law.
O’Malley, a Democrat, spoke to reporters about a Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona’s law, which came up during a meeting of the National Governors Association over the weekend in Boston.
“It would be great if we could focus entirely on jobs and job creation for the duration for these next four months, but that’s not the way the world works, and so the president had to act because of events that he did not put into motion,” O’Malley told reporters.
O’Malley said there will inevitably be events that the president will have to address in addition to the importance of creating jobs.
“I think all of us, notwithstanding those events that arise, need to stay focused on that issue which is on the forefront of the minds of every mom and dad in our state: and that is the security of their job, the security of their home and their family’s future, and that’s what we need to do in order to move forward,” O’Malley said.