Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jeff Sessions: "I Am Amazed That A Judge Sitting On An Island" Can Block Trump Travel Ban

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

CNN is reporting on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' frustrations with a federal judge in Hawaii who blocked President Trump's travel ban from Muslim-majority countries.

Sessions shared his thoughts during an appearance on "The Mark Levin Show" Tuesday night.

“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. 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.”

Last month, a federal judge in Hawaii, Judge Derrick Watson, issued an order that blocked Trump’s ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries. The Department of Justice is currently appealing the decision.

The two U.S. Senators from Hawaii didn't take kindly to the characterization of "an island in the Pacific" by Sessions:





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