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Hawaii senators fire back at Sessions' 'island in the Pacific' comment

Senators from Hawaii shot back at Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination Trump pressed Sessions to fire FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts: report The Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos 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 Keiko HironoFormer Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii dies at 93 Dems to top DOJ officials: Publicly promise not to interfere in Mueller's probe Zinke defends use of Japanese word: How could saying good morning 'be bad'? MORE (D-Hawaii) tweeted.

"And we won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics."
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) also fired back at the attorney general.
 
"Mr. Attorney General: You voted for that judge," he tweeted.
 
"And that island is called Oahu. It's my home. Have some respect."

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.

A federal judge in Hawaii last month placed a nationwide block on Trump's travel order.