‘Give Me a Break’: Jeff Sessions Wants You to Know He Actually Loves Hawaii

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi spoke with Jeff Sessions and John Kelly on Friday, and he asked the Attorney General about the disparaging remarks Sessions seemed to make about the federal judge who halted President Trump‘s latest attempt to restrict travel from several majority Muslim countries. Earlier this week, Sessions drew media attention when he scoffed at District of Hawaii judge, Derrick Watson. “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,” Sessions said at the time. When Velshi asked about this, Sessions said his statement was “perfectly correct” since Watson was blocking Trump’s executive order. Velshi pushed back on this, noting how Sessions “diminished a federal judge” on the grounds that Hawaii isn’t part of the U.S. mainland. “I wasn’t diminishing judge or the island of Hawaii, that beautiful place. Give me a break,” Sessions responded. “I was just making the point – that’s very real – one judge, out of 700, has stopped the President of the United States from doing what he believes is necessary to protect our safety and security.” Watch above, via MSNBC. [Image via screengrab] — —
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