Why was the right so adamant that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States? They don’t realize that Hawaii has been a state for like 58 years or so.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is confused about it too. Apparently he couldn’t understand how a judge on an island in the Pacific Ocean could hold up President Trump’s immigration ban. Totally ignoring the fact that it is a judge in a federal court (that should provide a clue that Hawaii is a state, aina?). Totally ignoring the fact that he voted for the judge while he was still in the US Senate. Totally ignoring the balance of power between Congress, the White House and the Judiciary.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson last month blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily halting the U.S. refugee program. The Trump Administration appealed the ruling.

Sessions told the “Mark Levin Show” he’s confident the president will prevail with his administration’s appeal of Watson’s travel ban ruling.

“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.

When electeds from Hawaii exhibited some push back, here’s the response from the Justice Department…going even further far afield:

U.S. Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in an email that Sessions was questioning one judge’s ability to block the president’s executive order for the travel ban.

“Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific — a beautiful one where the Attorney General’s granddaughter was born,” Prior said. “The point, however, is that there is a problem when a flawed opinion by a single judge can block the President’s lawful exercise of authority to keep the entire country safe.

Ignorance may be bliss…but it’s scary when ignorance thinks it owns a throne:

Douglas Chin, Hawaii’s attorney general, said in a statement it was disappointing Sessions doesn’t acknowledge that the federal courts are “co-equal partners with Congress and the president.”

This one earns a Blogging Blue sigh issued between gritted teeth.

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