Hawaii Lawmakers Criticize Sessions' Island Judge Remarks


Hawaii's Attorney General has taken aim at Jeff Sessions on Twitter, after Donald Trump's chief lawyer suggested Hawaii should not be able to block the President's travel ban because it is just "an island in the Pacific".

"We've got cases moving in the very, very liberal Ninth Circuit, who, they've been hostile to the order", Sessions said.

Sessions referred to Federal Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, as "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" during an appearance on The Mark Levin Show, CNN reported on Thursday. So this is a huge matter. The Department of Justice is now appealing the decision.

Number two: "Judges routinely issue orders that apply nationwide", said Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, adding that the remark was "really freaky". The Trump Administration appealed the ruling.

Later, Ian Prior, the DOJ's principal deputy director of public affairs, tried to...well, we don't exactly know what he was trying to do when he said, by way of explanation, "Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific-a attractive one, where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born". - Senator Mazie K. Hirono " Mr. Attorney General: You voted for that judge.

"It's my home. Have some respect", he said.

"Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific - a attractive one where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born", he said.

He added, "I was just raising the point of that issue of a single judge taking such a dramatic action and the impact it can have".

He said: "President Trump previously called a federal judge in California a so-called judge". Our federal courts, established under article III of the Constitution, are co-equal partners with Congress and the President.

U.S. Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in an email that Sessions was questioning one judge's ability to block the president's executive order for the travel ban.