As President Donald Trump’s second travel ban works its way through the courts, Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed the Hawaii judge who ruled against it as a “judge sitting on an island in the Pacific.”
“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 told radio host Mark Levin on Wednesday, as reported by CNN.
It’s just awesome when the Attorney General of the United States is interviewed by a crank wingnut talk show host and isn’t obviously the more hinged one.
This is equally silly:
In his conversation with Levin, Sessions signaled that the administration is confident the ban is constitutional. He also argued that judges should not “psychoanalyze” the president while reviewing it.
“The judges don’t get to psychoanalyze the president to see if the order he issues is lawful,” Sessions said.
Shorter Jeff Sessions: “if you preemptively declare that all evidence of discriminatory intent is invalid, then discriminatory executive orders must be found constitutional.”