Senators from Hawaii shot back at Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsTrump and Sessions peddle fear instead of solutions to crime Senate votes to confirm Rosenstein as deputy attorney general C-SPAN to air Trump travel ban arguments live MORE on Thursday after he said he was "amazed" a judge "on an island in the Pacific" could halt the president's travel order.
"Hey Jeff Sessions, this #IslandinthePacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years," Sen. Mazie HironoMazie HironoDem lawmaker to Sessions: 'You are a racist and a liar' March for Science rallies draw huge crowds around US Dems knock Trump on Earth Day MORE (D-Hawaii) tweeted.
Hey Jeff Sessions, this #IslandinthePacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years. And we won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) April 20, 2017
Hawaii was built on the strength of diversity & immigrant experiences- including my own. Jeff Sessions’ comments are ignorant & dangerous— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) April 20, 2017
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
Sessions made the comments when asked during an interview on "The Mark Levin Show" about the status of the president's travel order temporarily preventing people from six predominately Muslim nations and refugees from entering the United States.
"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.