Sessions' comment on Hawaii hints at the damage he's causing

Ellen Mills
April 25, 2017

"He told me to secure the Southwest border-all of our borders, and, of course, focusing now on the Southwest border-and to take the worst of those that are in our country illegally, take them-look for them and deport them".

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Monday that congressional efforts this week to fund the government could include appropriation for President Trump's proposed border wall.

Watson found grounds for a violation of the constitutional prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion. He was just funnin", tee-hee, and quickly followed on with a stream of talking points about why the judge was wrong and dumb and Donald Trump, who publicly doesn't seem to be making any progress at all in the "90 day review" of the refugee vetting programs that he used to justify the blanket ban, can declare every Muslim in a given list of nations to be untenable threats to "Merica if he damn well feels like it.

He continued: "This order is lawful". "We're gonna defend that order all the way up".

A federal judge in Maryland also issued a stay against the second travel ban, although with a more limited scope.

"I know there's US$4 billion a year in excess payments, according to the Department of the Treasury's own inspector general several years ago, that are going to payments to people - tax credits that they shouldn't get", Sessions said.

Sessions went on to defend Trump's travel ban, without returning to the Hawaii issue.

Attorneys and legal experts reacted with alarm that the country's top prosecutor would question the authority of the judiciary, as the third independent branch of government to the president and Congress. Trump has repeatedly questioned the motives of judges who have ruled against, raising fears that he might undermine the legitimacy of courts.

After highlighting his comments, host George Stephanopoulos asked the AG what his response was to the criticism he's gotten, pointing out that at least one person has called the remarks "dog whistle politics".

Sen. Mazie Hirono called the comments "ignorant and risky".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will meet with Austin Mayor Steve Adler and other US mayors this week to discuss the definition of "sanctuary city".

"In 2006, 64 Democrats approved a bill to build a fence, a barrier", Fox's Brian Kilmeade said, referring to the Secure Fence Act of 2006.

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