Brewer ready to be Trump’s VP. But can she handle the pressure?

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"It would be an honor, of course, to be vice president, to serve in that capacity, but it's not up to me," former Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) "It would be an honor, of course, to be vice president, to serve in that capacity, but it's not up to me," former Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

She's out of office but not out of politics.

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday doubled down on comments that she would serve as Donald Trump's No. 2.

READ: Former AZ Gov. Brewer open to being Trump's VP pick

"It would be an honor, of course, to be vice president, to serve in that capacity, but it's not up to me," Brewer said.

Brewer's name has been in the rumor mill as a possible vice presidential pick for the presumptive GOP nominee, but the former governor added more fuel to the fire over the weekend, telling CNN that she was open to the idea.

That list of VP picks also includes former Secretary of Defense Condoleezza Rice and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Brewer would not say if anyone associated with the Trump campaign officially ask her about the job, but she added that she's in frequent contact the New York businessman's team.

"I believe in Mr. Trump and I believe in him and would serve in any capacity," Brewer said from her offices at the law firm Ballard Spahr LLP, where she works in public relations.

The idea of Brewer joining a national ticket would have seemed unlikely, if not improbable, just a few years ago.

After a long career in Arizona politics, Brewer was an unknown politician when she took over the governor's office in 2009.

She quickly rose to national prominence as a tough border governor after signing one of the toughest immigration laws in the country -- SB 1070.

Afterward, she became a frequent guest on national news outlets like FOX and CNN. But during her six years in office, she never appeared comfortable in front of the camera.

She was prone to on-camera gaffes and famously froze up for 13 seconds during a statewide televised debate against her 2010 Democratic opponent, Terry Goddard.

YouTube: Gov Jan Brewer's awkward pause

Asked if she was prepared to handle the kind of media scrutiny that comes with running on a presidential ticket, she once again said she is ready to serve in Trump's administration in any capacity.

RELATED: Former AZ Gov. Brewer endorses Donald Trump

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