Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s former running mate, kept a low profile after the 2016 election, but took to Twitter to throw a jab at Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he made a silly comment, proving he wasn’t clear on the fact that Hawaii is a legitimate state.
‘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.
‘I think our President, having seen some of these really weird interpretations of the executive orders that he’s put out, I think he’s more understanding now that we need judges who follow the law, not make law.’
During an interview, Sessions complained about a Hawaiian 9th District Court Judge’s choice to overturn the second attempt of President Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim ban.
Hawaii has officially been a state in the United States since 1959, becoming the 50th state. But apparently Sessions can’t be bothered to acknowledge that fact, as the whole Trump administrations seems to be going after the Judiciary branch of the government for putting a cease on Trump’s desire to do some pretty ethically questionable things.
“I’m amazed a president from an island in the Hudson River with a statue welcoming immigrants continues to push anti-immigration policies,” Kaine tweeted in response to Sessions’ silly comment.
I'm amazed a President from an island in the Hudson River with a statue welcoming immigrants continues to push anti-immigration policies https://t.co/H7YkOQxyF5
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) April 21, 2017
While Sessions was not wrong, Hawaii is in fact an island that is in fact in the Pacific, the fact remains that is indeed a legitimate part of the United States. It is clear what he had implied with his statements, and that is that he believes that the people of Hawaii — being one of the four minority states in the nation — are lesser people who shouldn’t have the power to tell anyone what they should and should not do.
If the people people of Hawaii were waiting for Sessions’ to apologize they may be sorely disappointed, as he hasn’t given any indication that he believes he’s said anything even remotely wrong.
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