Sessions Remarks Betray “Rank Ignorance”

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Carolyn Bobb

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20 – In response to reports of remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on President Trump’s blocked travel ban, in which he complained that he was “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,” that judges don’t get to “psychoanalyze” the president, and implied that newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch would uphold the ban, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:

“These remarks by the Attorney General betray rank ignorance, not just of the Constitution but apparently regarding geography, history and psychiatry to boot. And what makes them even more alarming is that Attorney General Sessions seems so confident that the Supreme Court with Justice Gorsuch on it will uphold the president’s deeply flawed travel ban. Weren’t we just told that Justice Gorsuch would be independent of the Trump Administration? It seems the administration is very sure that it has a new judge in its pocket.”