This week, AG Jeff Sessions went on The Mark Levin Show and told whoever was listening that he couldn’t believe a judge “sitting on an island in the Pacific” could overrule Trump’s Muslim Ban.
We’ve got cases moving in the very, very liberal Ninth Circuit, who, they’ve been hostile to the order,” Sessions said. “We won a case in Virginia recently that was a nicely-written order that just demolished, I thought, all the arguments that some of the other people have been making.”
“We are confident that the President will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the Ninth Circuit. So this is a huge matter,” he continued. “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.”
Since he made those statements which were highly racist as well as demeaning towards Federal Judge Derrick Watson, many people have called Sessions out on it, including Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who had a “friendly reminder” for AG Sessions which he gave Friday morning on CNN’s New Day.
Friendly reminder to Jeff Sessions as our attorney general — number one, Hawaii, that island in the Pacific, is our 50th state.
“Number two, judges routinely issue orders that apply nationwide so there is nothing amazing about that except that our constitutional system is really amazing. It’s the marvel of the world.”
Watch Blumenthal’s remarks below:
— New Day (@NewDay) April 21, 2017
We hope Sessions was listening carefully.
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