Sessions says critics have 'no sense of humor' after Hawaii gaffe

The proposed wall along the U.S. -Mexico border could be paid for by reducing erroneously issued tax credits that go to "mostly Mexicans", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Sunday. It's within his authority constitutionally and explicit statutory authority.

Top Hawaii Democrats including Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono condemned Sessions for his dismissal of Hawaii earlier this week.

"You do have a situation in which one judge out of 700 in America has stopped this order", further attempted to diminish the validity of 9th Circuit U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson's decision. "He told me to secure the Southwest border-all of our borders, and, of course, focusing now on the Southwest border-and to take the worst of those that are in our country illegally, take them-look for them and deport them. I think we'll eventually win".

"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", he told radio host Mark Levin.

Sessions has started switching the Justice Department's stance on voting rights cases, away from minority plaintiffs and in favor of states that passed discriminatory measures such as voter ID laws restricting access to the ballot.

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"I do believe this wall, this barrier is going to be essential in ending the illegality", continued Sessions.

But even that, as many pointed out, was geographically incorrect.

On Friday, Sessions refused to apologize for his controversial comments in an interview with CNN's Kate Bolduan. "I've got a granddaughter born there". Thank goodness Ramos can't be criticized as one of those island judges. Bolduan asked again a short while later.

The data offered by Sessions was apparently from a July 2011 report by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, citing $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits paid out to United States residents who were ineligible for work, according to Politico.

"With so much on the line, including federal funding, public safety, and relations with immigrant communities, mayors need to know what is meant by a term being used by a lot of people to mean many different things", Adler wrote.

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