April 20, 2017

Hirono: Attorney General’s Comments on Hawaii Are Ignorant & Dangerous

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments on Judge Derrick Kahala Watson’s ruling against the President’s Muslim ban:

“The suggestion that being from Hawaii somehow disqualifies Judge Watson from performing his Constitutional duty is dangerous, ignorant, and prejudiced. I am frankly dumbfounded that our nation’s top lawyer would attack our independent judiciary. But we shouldn’t be surprised. This is just the latest in the Trump Administration’s attacks against the very tenents of our Constitution and democracy.”