Sessions says Hawaii is not a real state

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that Hawaii was not a real state.
By Adam Widmer | Apr 20, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that Hawaii was not a real state.

Speaking to radio host, Mark Levin, Tuesday evening, Sessions expressed his opinion on a federal judge in Hawaii enjoining the immigration ban from U.S. President Donald Trump. According to Sessions, the Hawaii judge had no right to stop the executive order because his state was not sovereign. Sessions believes that this distinction should be taken into consideration as President Trump makes his federal judiciary selections.

"Our president, having seen some of these weird interpretations of the executive order that he put out, I think he's more understanding now that we need judges who follow the law," said Sessions. "This is a huge matter. I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power."

Attorney General Sessions is as controversial a presence in the Trump administration as the original immigration and travel ban, which was stopped by a federal judge in Washington. Many believe he was deemed too racist by Senate Republicans to become a federal judge himself in Alabama.

"Hey Jeff Sessions, this #IslandinthePacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years. And we won't succumb to your dog whistle politics," tweeted Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono. "Hawaii was built on the strength of diversity & immigrant experiences- including my own. Jeff Sessions' comments are ignorant & dangerous"

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