The top lawyer for the United States government, Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued President Donald Trump’s criticism of the judicial branch when he said he was “amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” has the Constitutional right to block the president’s travel ban.
Last month, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide restraining order against the president’s immigration ban, which banned people coming from six different Muslim majority countries.
“We’ve got cases moving in the very, very liberal Ninth Circuit, who, they’ve been hostile to the order,” AG Sessions said. “We won a case in Virginia recently that was a nicely-written order that just demolished, I thought, all the arguments that some of the other people have been making.”
“We are confident that the President will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the Ninth Circuit,” he continued. “So this is a huge matter. 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.”
During an interview on “The Mark Levin Show” Tuesday night, Sessions voiced his disappointment with the way the United States government was functioning in regards to Trump’s executive orders.
Sessions said Trump, “having seen some of these really weird interpretations” of his executive orders, is “more understanding now that we need judges who follow the law, not make law.”
“The judges don’t get to psychoanalyze the President to see if the order he issues is lawful,” Sessions said. “It’s either lawful or it’s not.”