The comment drew considerable outrage, with U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono calling Sessions' stance "dog whistle politics" and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz pointing out that Sessions "voted for that judge [and] that island is called Oahu".
Sessions' comments were referring to the Hawaii judge who issued a nationwide restraining order on President Trump's revised executive order that calls for suspending the entire refugee program for 120 days and halting immigration from six countries in the Middle East and Africa for 90 days. Story Continued Below "We're going to get paid for it one way or the other", Sessions said of the wall.
Sessions went on to defend Trump's travel ban, without returning to the Hawaii issue.
Speaking to CNN, Sessions added: "I think it's a fabulous place and had a granddaughter born there".
If the government shuts down this weekend over funding of the border wall, it will be the fault of Democratic lawmakers, not Republicans, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.
"There's no problem with getting this done, and it's going to save a huge amount of money because we're going to see this rapid decline in the number of people that come into our country illegally, housing, deportation cost, all kinds of costs will be reduced when we reduce that flow".
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The boy was attempting to drive solo from Kendall, New South Wales, to Perth, Western Australia, police said. The highway is "famous for its unbending trajectory through the barren scrubland", according to 9 News .
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Orbital ATK , a commercial cargo provider for NASA , said it is prepared to launch two additional cargo missions this year. She is not only the oldest and most experienced astronaut but the oldest and most experienced spacewalker as well.
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Four minutes later, Attar handed her a white bag in the parking lot. "He looked upset", McCarty told The Detroit News. She also told investigators that her parents instructed her not to talk about the procedure because it was a secret.
Speaking to ABC's This Week Sunday, the 70-year-old former Alabama senator - recognized as one of the most aggressively anti-immigrant figures in Trump's cabinet - seemed to suggest that a potential source of funding could be found in tax credits given to taxpayers who don't qualify.
"The suggestion that being from Hawaii somehow disqualifies Judge Watson from performing his Constitutional duty is unsafe, ignorant, and prejudiced", Sen.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to speak before a meeting of the Attorney General's Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Committee on April. 18.
People, especially those from Hawaii, were not amused.
On Friday, the justice department attempted to clarify Sessions' remarks, saying in a statement: "Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific".
"The president told me to do two things", Kelly said.