Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'

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Sessions said this week he was "amazed" that a judge in Hawaii could block President Donald Trump's executive order halting immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.

"I don't know that I said anything I'd want to phrase differently", Sessions told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour" program. "We believe there is specific statutory authority for everything in that order that he did". He ruled the order discriminated against Muslims. "But I gotta tell you, it is a point worth making - that a single sitting district judge out of 600, 700 district judges can issue an order stopping a presidential executive order that I believe is fully constitutional, created to protect the United States of America from terrorist attack".

The state's attorney general's office responded by simply tweeting a photo of The Admission Act, which recognized Hawaii as a state in 1959, explained KDVR. One of them has now stopped the President of the United States, who's briefed daily from the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, on the dangers and threats we face.

She told Session on Twitter "we won't succumb to your dog whistle politics".

Brian Schatz emphasized that Sessions voted as a senator to confirm Watson as a judge. And that island is called Oahu.

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Hirono also slammed Sessions in a statement: "The suggestion that being from Hawaii somehow disqualifies Judge Watson from performing his Constitutional duty is risky, ignorant, and prejudiced. It's my home. Have some respect". "Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific - a lovely one where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born", a spokesman told the network.

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".

"The judges don't get to psychoanalyze the president to see if the order he issues is lawful", Mr. Sessions said.

Douglas Chin, Hawaii's attorney general, said in a statement it was disappointing Sessions doesn't acknowledge that the federal courts are "co-equal partners with Congress and the president".

The Justice Department on Thursday clarified Sessions' comments, adding that his criticism of Watson remains valid.

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