U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is amazed a judge from Hawaii could call a halt to President Trump's travel ban. In a radio interview Thursday, Sessions dismissed Hawaii as a remote outpost, calling it just "an island in the Pacific."
The magistrate in question, Derrick Watson, is actually a federal judge assigned to a district court in Hawaii. Senator Brian Schatz tweeted to Sessions, "You voted for that judge. And the island is called Oahu. Have some respect."
Mr. Attorney General: You voted for that judge. And that island is called Oahu. It's my home. Have some respect. https://t.co/sW9z3vqBqG— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 20, 2017
State of Hawaii has many islands, not one island. We have around 1.5 m people. Island of Hawaii has 186,000 people. Please use the google. https://t.co/aoZewx7jzT— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 20, 2017
Try: "I'm sorry. That was offensive. I disagree with the ruling, but I respect the judiciary and shouldn't have taken such a cheap shot." https://t.co/aoZewx7jzT— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 20, 2017
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