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Dem lawmaker to Sessions: ‘You are a racist and a liar’

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “a racist and a liar” on Sunday, after Sessions’s comments about a federal judge in Hawaii.

Earlier this week, Sessions said he was “amazed” that a judge “sitting on an island in the Pacific” could halt President Trump’s travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries entering the U.S. 

{mosads}”We’ve got cases moving in the very, very liberal 9th Circuit, who — they’ve been hostile to the order,” Sessions said in comments that drew considerable backlash. 

But Sessions dismissed criticism of his comments on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, saying, “Nobody has a sense of humor anymore.”

Lieu fired back at Sessions on Twitter, calling him “a racist and a liar.”

“Actually, just joking. Oh wait, your record shows you are a racist and a liar,” Lieu tweeted.

Lieu joined other Democrats expressing outrage at Sessions’s remarks. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) blasted Sessions and his “dog whistle politics,” and her fellow Hawaiian Sen. Brian Schatz (D) told the attorney general to “have some respect.”

The federal judge’s temporary restraining order against Trump’s travel ban blocked both a suspension of the refugee resettlement program and a hold on people from six majority-Muslim countries entering the United States for 90 days.

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