Sessions: 'One Way or Another' We'll Pay for Wall

Francis Osborne
April 25, 2017

Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban. His ruling, like those by other judges that stayed Trump's first attempted travel ban in January, prompted furious complaint from the administration about supposed judicial overreach. U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono on Thursday tried to give Sessions a civics lesson on Twitter, saying Hawaii has been a U.S. state for 58 years.

Members of the executive branch have every right to criticize and appeal lower-court decisions, but what Sessions suggested is that Derrick Watson, the federal judge in question, somehow lost his right to rule because of where his court is located.

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday pressed their case for building a wall at the U.S.

"The way the system works is that whenever the government is shut down, people blame the Republicans", Sessions said.

Trump did promise that Mexico would pay for the wall, and Sessions said Congress can find ways to make that happen. "We're going to defend the president's order".

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"The suggestion that being from Hawaii somehow disqualifies Judge Watson from performing his Constitutional duty is unsafe, ignorant, and prejudiced", Sen.

Here's one good thing that could come from Sessions' aloha-baiting: It might start focusing attention on the rest of that opening sentence and the damage the attorney general is inflicting. Island of Hawaii has 186,000 people.

"In 2006, 64 Democrats approved a bill to build a fence, a barrier", Fox's Brian Kilmeade said, referring to the Secure Fence Act of 2006.

In response, the Department of Justice tried to walk back Sessions' remarks, saying in a statement that "Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific ― a handsome one where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born".

Representative Tulsi Gabbard, another high-profile Democrat, wrote that she was "amazed [Sessions] doesn't know Hawaii is a state" and added: "Another reason Sessions should step down".

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