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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:14 PM

UPDATED: Sessions "Amazed' Judge On "An Island In The Pacific' Blocked Trump Travel Ban

Source: Talking Points Memo



By ALLEGRA KIRKLAND Published APRIL 20, 2017, 3:10 PM EDT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t believe that a federal judge based on “an island in the Pacific”—what the rest of us simply call Hawaii—was able to block President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from a handful of majority-Muslim countries.

“We are confident that the President will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the Ninth Circuit,” Sessions said in a Wednesday night interview on “The Mark Levin” radio show, first flagged by CNN’s KFILE. “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.”

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in March blocked a revised version of the travel ban hours before it was set to go into effect, arguing that its primary purpose remained “suspending the entry of Muslims” rather than ensuring national security, as the Trump administration has insisted. Watson pointed to Trump team staffers’ frequent calls for a “Muslim ban,” made both during the campaign and at the start of his administration, in blocking the order.

Federal officials who are located on the mainland shared Watson’s interpretation. Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland also issued an injunction against the revised travel ban, and the Democratic attorneys general of Washington, New York, Oregon and Massachusetts also sued in an attempt to block the order.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/attorney-general-sessions-amazed-hawaiian-judge-block-trump-travel-ban



UPDATE:

Hawaii Dems Swiftly Hit Sessions For 'Island In The Pacific' Remark


By ALLEGRA KIRKLAND Published APRIL 20, 2017, 4:04 PM EDT

Hawaii’s Democratic senators on Thursday quickly went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions for questioning how a federal judge from the Aloha State, which he instead referred to as “an island in the Pacific,” was able to block the Trump administration’s travel ban.

“Hey Jeff Sessions, this #IslandinthePacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years. And we won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics,” Sen. Mazie Hirono wrote on Twitter, adding that the attorney general’s remarks were “ignorant & dangerous.”






Sen. Brian Schatz also chimed in, urging Sessions to “have some respect” for his home state.




The attorney general made waves by telling conservative radio host Mark Levin on Wednesday that he was “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.”

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Reply UPDATED: Sessions "Amazed' Judge On "An Island In The Pacific' Blocked Trump Travel Ban (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 2017 OP
underpants Apr 2017 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 #4
Cryptoad Apr 2017 #14
volstork Apr 2017 #18
Paladin Apr 2017 #2
underpants Apr 2017 #3
snort Apr 2017 #19
riversedge Apr 2017 #5
oldcynic Apr 2017 #6
meow2u3 Apr 2017 #15
oldcynic Apr 2017 #24
Stuart G Apr 2017 #7
riversedge Apr 2017 #8
riversedge Apr 2017 #9
duncang Apr 2017 #10
Tanuki Apr 2017 #11
Hortensis Apr 2017 #12
mahina Apr 2017 #13
Mr. Ected Apr 2017 #16
volstork Apr 2017 #20
Hekate Apr 2017 #17
Leghorn21 Apr 2017 #21
Greensix1 Apr 2017 #22
mahina Apr 2017 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:18 PM

1. It is a state you know, lawyer guy. In fact it's in your jurisdiction

How about that!?!?!


This stinks of a wink to the birthers as well as another public embarrassment of himself.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:23 PM

4. But not for that long, so it's still on kind of a probation.

We can take it back to the dealer if we decide not to keep it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:14 PM

14. Damn them thar people ,,,,,,

aint even white, running around half naked all day, heathens !

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:35 PM

18. I had a repub patient tell me her daughter was moving from Hawaii

"because there's nobody out there. They're ALL Asians!"

Gross.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:19 PM

2. What a diseased, stupid, dangerous little man Sessions is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:21 PM

3. It's only an island if you look at it from the water.

Or a MAP OF THE UNITED STATES!!

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:36 PM

19. Whats going to come spilling out of this shark?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:25 PM

5. Republican birthers are now sad that they didn't say Hawaii was just an island in the Pacific from 2





HawaiiDelilah‏ @HawaiiDelilah 1h1 hour ago

Jeff "states rights" Sessions thinks the state of Hawaii is just an island in the Pacific.










HawaiiDelilah‏ @HawaiiDelilah 1h1 hour ago

HawaiiDelilah Retweeted Igor Bobic

Republican birthers are now sad that they didn't say Hawaii was just an island in the Pacific from 2008-2016

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:28 PM

6. Why doesn't somebody burn crosses on his lawn...

while doing the hula?

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:55 PM

15. As long as the crosses are burned upside down

Sessions is not worthy enough to have a right side up cross burned on his lawn.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:23 PM

24. ooops, forgot that

we are dancing sans skirts aren't we?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:34 PM

7. Well....and I thought only Trump could say really dumbass stupid things..guess I am wrong

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:41 PM

8. This man is the head lawyer for the nation? Sounds like he needs a refresher course on the Judicial










Paul Dickinson‏ @prdickinson 1h1 hour ago
Replying to @maziehirono

This man is the head lawyer for the nation? Sounds like he needs a refresher course on the Judicial Branch and the authority of US Dist. Cts


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Soprano1‏ @theSopranoist 52m52 minutes ago

Sounds like he needs a refresher course on which land masses make up the 50 United States.
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Paul Dickinson‏ @prdickinson 49m49 minutes ago

I only had 140 characters. The list of things he needs to brush up on is long.
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Joe America‏ @JoeAmerica007 1h1 hour ago

Replying to @maziehirono

Sit down and be quiet. How many Syrian refugees have been sent to Hawaii? None? I thought so.
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Rafael‏ @Pastallhope 1h1 hour ago

A real American shows a US Senator some fucking respect.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:44 PM

9. We're amazed that a racist from Alabama can become Attorney General. So guess we're even.






Laffy and 3 others Retweeted
Senator Mazie Hirono‏Verified account @maziehirono 1h1 hour ago

Hey Jeff Sessions, this #IslandinthePacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years. And we won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics
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PWM (William) Retweeted
Seattle Resistance‏ @letahamilton383 35m35 minutes ago

Seattle Resistance Retweeted Post Politics

👇How many ppl in AL are going to get that this is offensive? Guns & white power are what made him a Senator. #russiagate #islandinthepacific

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Post PoliticsVerified account @postpolitics
Jeff Sessions doesn’t think a judge in Hawaii — a.k.a. ‘an island in the Pacific’ — should overrule Trump http://wapo.st/2pI5jJx
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Dan Hamamura‏ @DanHamamura 1h1 hour ago

Dan Hamamura Retweeted Post Politics

Hey Jeff Sessions,
We're amazed that a racist from Alabama can become Attorney General. So guess we're even.



#IslandinthePacific

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:46 PM

10. No, jeff

Just so you will understand.
You can't build a wall on the west coast.
You can't retroactively revoke President Obama's birth certificate.
You can't retroactively revoke President Obama's Presidency
You can't deport all Hawaiians from the U.S.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:46 PM

11. Why would the attorney general dignify the deplorable Mark Levin

by appearing on his show? Coretta Scott King warned us about Sessions, and so did Ted Kennedy. Elizabeth Warren persisted in warning us, too, even after Yertle McConnell told her to sit down and shut up. Every Republican senator knew Sessions was a reprehensible bigot who was unfit for this position, so this is all on every one of them as well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:46 PM

12. Lol. Proof that John Dean is right. Pubs understand RULING.

His sad observance as a conservative watching 40 years of Republican majority behavior is that they always want to rule and always happily fail their duty to governance of a republic. (My words. But crony sacking of a very wealthy nation has to be fun, fun, fun.)

Reading this, though, does anyone doubt this man believes the the balance of power between executive, legislative and judicial branches should be done away with, in favor of the executive? He's far from alone. It could happen here.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:53 PM

13. Our 442nd:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team is an infantry regiment of the United States Army, part of the Army Reserve. The regiment was a fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry (mostly from Hawaii) who fought in World War II. Most of the families of mainland Japanese Americans were confined to internment camps in the United States interior. Beginning in 1944, the regiment fought primarily in Europe during World War II,[2] in particular Italy, southern France, and Germany.

The 442nd Regiment was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare.[3] The 4,000 men who initially made up the unit in April 1943 had to be replaced nearly 2.5 times. In total, about 14,000 men served, earning 9,486 Purple Hearts. The unit was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations (five earned in one month).[4]:201 Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor.[2] Its motto was "Go for Broke".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:10 PM

16. Alcatraz is an island in the Pacific as well

That would be a lovely place for repose for Sessions, Trump and the rest of the treasonous treacherous traitors to our 50-state nation.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:38 PM

20. Well played, Mr. Ected,

well played.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:20 PM

17. KnR

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:38 PM

21. Is this or is this not "obstruction of justice"??!? Just him SAYING such a thing???

"...he was “amazed that a judge...can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power.”

It's happening every frickin day now, so I just want to know, may I add these remarks to my OOJ list?!?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:58 PM

22. I'm amazed myself

 

I'm amazed that a racist piece of shit from the backwater state of Alabama can possibly be the Attorney General of the United States of America. It amazes the crap out of me every day. Who allowed Alabama to become part of this country again anyway, another Republican???

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:30 PM

23. From the Pacific Island of Kenya,

a hearty FU to JBeau.

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