Sunday on ABC This Week, George Stephanopoulos talked with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his comments about a Hawaii judge who ruled against President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from terrorist nations.
Those comments occurred while Sessions was on The Mark Levin show Tuesday:
“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 review of his statement, Stephanopoulos wondered why the attorney general didn’t just call the state by its name, and brought up how Hawaii senators called his remarks “dog-whistle politics.” Sessions attempted to explain his consternation that a state judge would so willfully ignore the constitutional actions of a sitting president. However, Stephanopoulos was more concerned that he didn’t say the word he preferred.
“Why not just call it the state of Hawaii?” Stephanopoulos interrupted.
Session could only laugh off the absurdity of the Left’s inability to take things in stride:
“Nobody has a sense of humor anymore. Look the president has to deal with the Department of Defense, the national intelligence agencies, CIA, he knows the threats to this country. He is responsible for protecting America. This order is lawful; it’s within his authority, constitutionally and explicit, statutory authority. We’re going to defend that order all the way up. And so, you do have a situation in which one judge out of 700 in America has stopped this order. I think it’s a mistake, and we’re going to battle in the courts and I think we’ll eventually win.”
But no matter; the Left has decided Sessions somehow denied Hawaii its statehood by calling it an “island in the Pacific,” which it is, and decided that protecting America is less of a priority than being politically correct.