Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'

Social media outrage as Sessions calls Hawaii 'island in the Pacific'By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Social media did not take kindly to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referring to the country’s 50th state of Hawaii as just “an island in the Pacific.” Using the hashtag #IslandinthePacific, many on Twitter reminded Sessions that Hawaii is in fact part of the country, the birthplace of former President Barack Obama and home to Pearl Harbor. Sessions told “The Mark Levin Show” earlier this week that he was “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 was referring to Judge Derrick Watson, a federal district court judge in Honolulu, who struck down the second version of Trump’s immigration order banning immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries temporarily.



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