There is Law on ‘An Island In the Pacific’: Jeff Sessions is Amazed

There is Law on 'An Island In the Pacific': Jeff Sessions is Amazed
Speaking on Mark Levin’s radio show, Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed Hawaiian Federal Judge Derrick Watson’s order blocking President Trump’s latest ‘Muslim ban”:

“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.”

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is clearly suggesting that Hawaii is not a real state.

As Martin Longman observes:

“… Hawaii is not only a series of islands in the Pacific, but it is the least white and most ethnically and racially diverse state in the country. That probably has at least a little to do with why a white conservative man from Alabama named after the former president of the Confederacy and the man who fired on Ft. Sumter doesn’t think it’s a legitimate part of America.”

— “Sessions Suggests That Hawaiians Aren’t Real Americans,” Martin Longman, Washington Monthly

More:

“After Sessions Remark, DOJ Says Hawaii ‘Is, In Fact, An Island In The Pacific,’” TPM Livewire

“Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions’ island judge remarks,” Audrey McAvoy, AP via PBS Newshour

“Hawaiians to Jeff Sessions: ‘We’re not just some island,’” Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post

“Jeff Sessions’s attack on a Hawaii judge is an attack on judicial review itself,” Dara Lind, Vox

“What Is Hawaii?” Patrick LaForge and Christine Hauser, New York Times

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