Session ‘Amazed Judge’ On An Island In the Pacific Halted Trumps Travel Ban.

Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was “amazed” a federal judge in Hawaii could halt Trump’s executive order blocking people from predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States.  These bans were passed down to limit immigration from six countries early on in the Trump administration.

As reported by CNN Sessions literally said the following on “The Mark Levin Show”:

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.

In March a federal judge in Hawaii placed a nationwide hold on the president’s travel order, sparking the dispute.  Hawaii’s Democratic Senators were quick to pick up on the remarks.

Sen. Mazie Hirono tweeted back at Sessions:

Chelsea Clinton also chimed in:


Apparently, during the interview, Session was talking about the larger legal fight over the matter.

We’ve got cases moving in the very, very liberal 9th 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.

The temporary restraining order blocked the key components of the travel ban, preventing Trump from carrying on with the proposed limitations promised to many of his loyal followers.  Sessions went on to give praise to Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and his predecessor, Antonin Scalia, for upholding the law and not “trying to remake it.”

H/T The Hill