Sessions has no regrets for Hawaii slight


by CNN

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions responds to criticism about his controversial Hawaii remark. Sessions said he was "amazed" that a judge "on an island in the Pacific" could block President Trump's immigration executive order.

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CNN reports:

Sessions has no regrets for Hawaii remark

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday he was not disrespecting Hawaii or a judge in the state when he said he was "amazed" that the official was able to block President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban halting immigration from several majority Muslim countries.

WPLG reports:

Sessions has no regrets for Hawaii remark

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday he was not disrespecting Hawaii or a judge in the state when he said he was "amazed" that the official was able to block President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban halting immigration from several majority Muslim countries.

"I wasn't criticizing the judge or the island," he told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour." "I think it's a fabulous place and had a granddaughter born there."

"But I got to tell you -- it's a point worth making that a...

POLITICO reports:

Sessions says he doesn't regret comment about Hawaii judge being from 'island in the Pacific'

The remark prompted a rebuke from Hawaii’s senators, both Democrats.