Governor fires Terri Proud over women in combat remarks

2013-04-03T15:05:00Z Governor fires Terri Proud over women in combat remarksBethany Barnes Arizona Sonora News Service Arizona Daily Star

The director of The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services has resigned. And Terri Proud, who he just hired as administrative assistant, was fired in the wake of her statement in a news story that menstrual cycles might be too problematic for women to be in combat.

Joey Strickland resigned after the Arizona-Sonora News Service story on Proud appared in the Arizona Daily Star on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the governor’s office. Proud was fired before she even officially started her new job. She was supposed to start in May.

“It’s fair to say that we voiced concerns regarding our learning of a recent hire of his via the news media,” said Matt Benson, spokesman for the Gov. Jan Brewer.

Read more of this story Thursday in the Arizona Daily Star and on StarNet.

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