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Sen. Schatz: ‘Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Get It’

Posted April 25, 2017, 11:24 AM HST
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On CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on Friday, April 21, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) defended Hawai‘i and criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his dismissive comments about Hawai‘i and U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson.

On a conservative talk radio program, Attorney General Sessions said, “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.”

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“Jeff Sessions doesn’t get it,” said Sen. Schatz. “This is an insult to the people of the State of Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i is one of the best places in the world. We are proud of who we are and what we contribute to the country.”

Sessions has refused to apologize.

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Byron Matthews Oh get over it. We haven't taken any refugees but still want to challenge the presidents authority on immigration. I almost hope Trump sends 10,000 Muslim refugees to oahuApril 25, 2017 11:27am
Cathy Mathis Forget about it and worry how you can help ppl in Hawaii. In case you don't realize it we have some fat faced , sawed off guy in Korea knocking on our door with a nuke. Mexico reported they had radioactive shipment stolen and don't know where it's at. Try securing our borders more and worrying about what is good for the ppl. Period. It's time to stop this BS and get to work helping this country like my military children n grandchildren are doing.April 25, 2017 11:34am
Neumade Dela Cruz What refugees more ugh 100,000 to Hawaii think? You but feeling unsafe here? We don't to talk and taken any refugees!!!April 25, 2017 11:41am
Sharon Kuhn Jeff Sessions doesn't get anything that doesn't align with his backward racist privileged ideals.April 25, 2017 11:58am
Laura Hooley Schatz for Prez 2020 !April 25, 2017 12:01pm
Vicki Scott He will never get it - and we need to be rid of his racist misogyny asap!!!April 25, 2017 12:15pm
Teri Giordano Vollero Exactly where is the Hawaiian Island chain? As I sit here in Volcano, I am constantly being told we are the most remote islands in the world, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.April 25, 2017 12:19pm
Lewis R Carter No you don't get it AssholeApril 25, 2017 12:36pm
Byron Matthews People who can't make an intellectual argument, seem to always end up tossing around the word racist, especially when it doesn't apply.April 25, 2017 12:42pm
Byron Matthews WE did, Bill Clinton has been out of office for decadesApril 25, 2017 12:42pm
Vicki Scott Byron...April 25, 2017 12:44pm
Pauline Carey Hawaiians hate people from the mainland especially Hollies. They reject being part of the United States. They say that there land was stolen. But yet they can't live without their stupid spam & welfare handouts provided by the US government. If they want to accept refugees then keep them only on Oahu where the homeless population is out of control and the worthless California hippies free lovin granola tree huggers can hug a terrorist. They might change their tune after that. Ignorant liberals would deserve it.April 25, 2017 12:51pm
Teri Giordano Vollero Of what?April 25, 2017 12:55pm
Ines Annette Valdez-Silva Wow.. Aloha.. Ill make sure I snap shot this and let all of Hawaii know how you feel!.. Mahalo!April 25, 2017 12:57pm
Sharon Kuhn Byron Matthews He is a racist and if you watched anything other than faux news you would know that. Google Coretta Scott Kings opinion of him. You are a political junkie that spews junk at every opportunity.April 25, 2017 01:07pm
Daniel S Lovejoy Where you can sell them houses?April 25, 2017 01:28pm
Daniel S Lovejoy Byron Matthews It does apply. He has a long proven history of racism.April 25, 2017 01:28pm
Pauline Carey Truth..... Suck it up buttercup.April 25, 2017 01:33pm
Sharon Kuhn Pauline Carey is a troll. Just ignore.April 25, 2017 01:34pm
Laura Hooley USA of course 😃April 25, 2017 02:07pm
Larry Candelario Oh Brian you smug, arrogant puppet. Please dont speak for me. When you or judge Watson house one homeless person in Hawaii or a Syrian refugee, I'll show you what little respect i have left for you and your corrupt pals. I hope your adopted Syrian refuggee is a male between the age of 18 to 35, hates Americans, follows the Quran religiously and meets your wife and daughters right away. Go ahead, take the plunge big boyApril 25, 2017 02:49pm
Ken Boyer Nothing to apologize for. Schartz is an idiot.April 25, 2017 03:11pm
Ken Boyer Oh yeah. With all that money they bring with themApril 25, 2017 03:12pm
Les Miller Hey Schits shut up you Canadian.April 25, 2017 03:13pm
Ken Boyer No words for that kind of idiocy.April 25, 2017 03:14pm
Byron Matthews No he doesn't. You can't just make shit up. You just repeat shit you've heard but never bother to look into anything, so you can't argue a point. The only one with a long history of racism is the democrat party, which gave us the KKK, segregation, internment camps and a political apparatus that does nothing but divide, black against white, woman against men, rich vs poor, straight vs gay. Your party is nothing but obstruction, division and hate.April 25, 2017 03:25pm
James Man Brian what a little ladyApril 25, 2017 03:56pm
Christine Peterson Pike He shouldn't have to when these people are spewing hatred all over their news!April 25, 2017 04:16pm
Sam Bailey Come on, Pauline Carey. You think anyone gives a shit about anything you think? Obviously, you do... otherwise you wouldn't be here sliming people. But you're mistaken. People don't really give a fuck about a pathetic loser.April 25, 2017 05:35pm
Mike Kost "Proven history of racism"... where did you get that, huff post? Jeff Sessions did more for blacks as the US attorney in Alabama than Schatz ever has... he essentially shut down the entire KKK in Alabama. Please provoke me into an argument on proven track records... the Democratic Party has a very horrible record.April 25, 2017 05:48pm
Byron Matthews It wasn't but a few years ago that Bill Clinton eulogized the ONLY sitting senator who was part of the KKK, Robert Byrd, who was a recruiter for crying out loud and a Democrat, of course.April 25, 2017 05:50pm
Linda Higman-Garcia Jeff Sessions..You Sir Are A Special Kind Of Stupid!!!! 🤕🤕🤕April 25, 2017 06:44pm
Carey Adkison What a Shatz! 😡🙄April 25, 2017 07:23pm
Jim Lusby Trump wins you make it so easy Shatz is worthless!!April 25, 2017 08:40pm
Wendi Largent "Hollies"? 😆 We can't take your hatred and bigotry seriously if your're gonna be dragging the folks who gave us Long Cool Woman into it.April 26, 2017 03:24am
Byron Matthews Stupid he is not but his uninformed detractors sure areApril 26, 2017 08:30am
Daniel S Lovejoy Byron Matthews Old time Democrat, actually a Republican. Follow history a little closer.April 26, 2017 12:12pm
Ines Annette Valdez-Silva 😂😂😂😂 Right Wendi Largent... Hollies! Doesnt even know how to spell it, has to be a shill troll😂😂😂😂😂April 26, 2017 12:46pm
Ines Annette Valdez-Silva That pictures perfect ... Trollda! Lolllll!!!April 26, 2017 12:47pm
Byron Matthews Oh get over it. We haven't taken any refugees but still want to challenge the presidents authority on immigration. I almost hope Trump sends 10,000 Muslim refugees to oahuApril 25, 2017 11:27am
Cathy Mathis Forget about it and worry how you can help ppl in Hawaii. In case you don't realize it we have some fat faced , sawed off guy in Korea knocking on our door with a nuke. Mexico reported they had radioactive shipment stolen and don't know where it's at. Try securing our borders more and worrying about what is good for the ppl. Period. It's time to stop this BS and get to work helping this country like my military children n grandchildren are doing.April 25, 2017 11:34am
Neumade Dela Cruz What refugees more ugh 100,000 to Hawaii think? You but feeling unsafe here? We don't to talk and taken any refugees!!!April 25, 2017 11:41am
Sharon Kuhn Jeff Sessions doesn't get anything that doesn't align with his backward racist privileged ideals.April 25, 2017 11:58am
Laura Hooley Schatz for Prez 2020 !April 25, 2017 12:01pm
Vicki Scott He will never get it - and we need to be rid of his racist misogyny asap!!!April 25, 2017 12:15pm
Teri Giordano Vollero Exactly where is the Hawaiian Island chain? As I sit here in Volcano, I am constantly being told we are the most remote islands in the world, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.April 25, 2017 12:19pm
Lewis R Carter No you don't get it AssholeApril 25, 2017 12:36pm
Byron Matthews People who can't make an intellectual argument, seem to always end up tossing around the word racist, especially when it doesn't apply.April 25, 2017 12:42pm
Byron Matthews WE did, Bill Clinton has been out of office for decadesApril 25, 2017 12:42pm
Vicki Scott Byron...April 25, 2017 12:44pm
Pauline Carey Hawaiians hate people from the mainland especially Hollies. They reject being part of the United States. They say that there land was stolen. But yet they can't live without their stupid spam & welfare handouts provided by the US government. If they want to accept refugees then keep them only on Oahu where the homeless population is out of control and the worthless California hippies free lovin granola tree huggers can hug a terrorist. They might change their tune after that. Ignorant liberals would deserve it.April 25, 2017 12:51pm
Teri Giordano Vollero Of what?April 25, 2017 12:55pm
Ines Annette Valdez-Silva Wow.. Aloha.. Ill make sure I snap shot this and let all of Hawaii know how you feel!.. Mahalo!April 25, 2017 12:57pm
Sharon Kuhn Byron Matthews He is a racist and if you watched anything other than faux news you would know that. Google Coretta Scott Kings opinion of him. You are a political junkie that spews junk at every opportunity.April 25, 2017 01:07pm
Daniel S Lovejoy Where you can sell them houses?April 25, 2017 01:28pm
Daniel S Lovejoy Byron Matthews It does apply. He has a long proven history of racism.April 25, 2017 01:28pm
Pauline Carey Truth..... Suck it up buttercup.April 25, 2017 01:33pm
Sharon Kuhn Pauline Carey is a troll. Just ignore.April 25, 2017 01:34pm
Laura Hooley USA of course 😃April 25, 2017 02:07pm
Larry Candelario Oh Brian you smug, arrogant puppet. Please dont speak for me. When you or judge Watson house one homeless person in Hawaii or a Syrian refugee, I'll show you what little respect i have left for you and your corrupt pals. I hope your adopted Syrian refuggee is a male between the age of 18 to 35, hates Americans, follows the Quran religiously and meets your wife and daughters right away. Go ahead, take the plunge big boyApril 25, 2017 02:49pm
Ken Boyer Nothing to apologize for. Schartz is an idiot.April 25, 2017 03:11pm
Ken Boyer Oh yeah. With all that money they bring with themApril 25, 2017 03:12pm
Les Miller Hey Schits shut up you Canadian.April 25, 2017 03:13pm
Ken Boyer No words for that kind of idiocy.April 25, 2017 03:14pm
Byron Matthews No he doesn't. You can't just make shit up. You just repeat shit you've heard but never bother to look into anything, so you can't argue a point. The only one with a long history of racism is the democrat party, which gave us the KKK, segregation, internment camps and a political apparatus that does nothing but divide, black against white, woman against men, rich vs poor, straight vs gay. Your party is nothing but obstruction, division and hate.April 25, 2017 03:25pm
James Man Brian what a little ladyApril 25, 2017 03:56pm
Christine Peterson Pike He shouldn't have to when these people are spewing hatred all over their news!April 25, 2017 04:16pm
Sam Bailey Come on, Pauline Carey. You think anyone gives a shit about anything you think? Obviously, you do... otherwise you wouldn't be here sliming people. But you're mistaken. People don't really give a fuck about a pathetic loser.April 25, 2017 05:35pm
Mike Kost "Proven history of racism"... where did you get that, huff post? Jeff Sessions did more for blacks as the US attorney in Alabama than Schatz ever has... he essentially shut down the entire KKK in Alabama. Please provoke me into an argument on proven track records... the Democratic Party has a very horrible record.April 25, 2017 05:48pm
Byron Matthews It wasn't but a few years ago that Bill Clinton eulogized the ONLY sitting senator who was part of the KKK, Robert Byrd, who was a recruiter for crying out loud and a Democrat, of course.April 25, 2017 05:50pm
Linda Higman-Garcia Jeff Sessions..You Sir Are A Special Kind Of Stupid!!!! 🤕🤕🤕April 25, 2017 06:44pm
Carey Adkison What a Shatz! 😡🙄April 25, 2017 07:23pm
Jim Lusby Trump wins you make it so easy Shatz is worthless!!April 25, 2017 08:40pm
Wendi Largent "Hollies"? 😆 We can't take your hatred and bigotry seriously if your're gonna be dragging the folks who gave us Long Cool Woman into it.April 26, 2017 03:24am
Byron Matthews Stupid he is not but his uninformed detractors sure areApril 26, 2017 08:30am
Daniel S Lovejoy Byron Matthews Old time Democrat, actually a Republican. Follow history a little closer.April 26, 2017 12:12pm
Ines Annette Valdez-Silva 😂😂😂😂 Right Wendi Largent... Hollies! Doesnt even know how to spell it, has to be a shill troll😂😂😂😂😂April 26, 2017 12:46pm
Ines Annette Valdez-Silva That pictures perfect ... Trollda! Lolllll!!!April 26, 2017 12:47pm
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