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By Kody Fairfield

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is learning a lot about Hawaii after he referred to the 50th state as “an island in the Pacific,” reported KDVR.

His statement came in a radio interview earlier this week as he criticized the Hawaiian judge blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries, the report explained.

“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.

Hawaii, and its representatives, did not take kindly to Sessions belittlement.

The state’s attorney general’s office responded by simply tweeting a photo of The Admission Act, which recognized Hawaii as a state in 1959, explained KDVR.

The Senators representing the “Aloha State,” also got into the mix.

Sen. Brian Schatz offered a geography lesson and urged Sessions to “have some respect for his home.”

“State of Hawaii has many islands, not one island. We have around 1.5 m people. Island of Hawaii has 186,000 people. Please use the google,” he tweeted.

Sen. Mazie Hirono tweeted that the comments were “ignorant and dangerous” and reminded him that Hawaii “has been the 50th state for going on 58 years.”

She also reminded Sessions that he had voted to confirm the judge in question, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson, when he was a senator.

Even the Encyclopedia Britannica also jumped in with some fact-checking help, reported KDVR.

“#Fact: The U.S. state of Hawaii joined the Union in 1959,” it tweeted.

History buffs were quick to point out that Hawaii was the site of the Pearl Harbor attack, which drew the United States into World War II, KDVR also explained.

Sessions said he wasn’t criticizing the state; he just doesn’t think a single judge should be able to block the president, according to KDVR.

“I think it’s a fabulous place, I have a granddaughter born there,” Sessions said.

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Kody Fairfield
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Kody Fairfield, 26, hails from Orange County, California. He attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse pursuing his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Kody found his passion in politics early, connecting first to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, but expanding into activism with his introduction to the Paul (Ron and Rand) family. In 2016, Kody was a delegate for the Libertarian National Convention, and helped to support Austin Petersen in his bid for the nomination. As a staunch believer in free markets, individual rights, and limited government, Kody began writing for Liberty Viral and The Libertarian Republic in 2016. In January of 2017, Kody was named the Editor-in-Chief of TLR and currently holds the Ambassador At-Large Chair for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Ca. He believes that with the right messaging, the ideas of liberty will continue to grow. When Kody isn't politicking, he is busy managing a CrossFit gym, or spending time with family, friends and his dog.

  • vbscript2

    He said the judge was on an island in the Pacific. That is correct. He never called all of Hawaii “an island in the Pacific.” I’d assume he’s aware that there are multiple islands in Hawaii. The judge to whom he was referring, however, was presumably only on one of those islands at the time of issuing his ruling in the case in question (presumably in Honolulu on Oahu.) It sounds like Senator Schatz should take a lesson in English reading comprehension before trying to give someone else a geography lesson.

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