- The Washington Times - Friday, April 21, 2017

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ remarks on Hawaii were “really bizarre.”

“Friendly reminder to Jeff Sessions as attorney general, Hawaii, that ‘island in the Pacific,’ is our 50th state. Judges routinely issue orders that apply nationwide so there is nothing amazing about that fact,” Mr. Blumenthal said on CNN’s “New Da.”

The Connecticut Democrat was commenting on remarks Mr. Sessions made on a radio program Thursday criticizing a judge in Hawaii for blocking the Trump administration from carrying out the travel ban.

Mr. Sessions said 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.”

Mr. Sessions later issued a statement saying the issue was with the judge blocking President Trump’s ability to keep the country safe and that Hawaii was a “beautiful” place where his granddaughter was born.

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