After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says 'nobody has a sense of humor'

He referred to Hawaii as an "island in the Pacific."

Sessions stirred up controversy this week when he referred to Hawaii as an "island in the Pacific" to conservative radio host Mark Levin on his program.

"I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president from the United States what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Sessions said on the program Tuesday.

Sessions’ comments prompted backlash from Hawaii’s Democratic senators and representatives in Congress.

Hirono also tweeted, “Hey Jeff Sessions, this #IslandinthePacific has been the 50th state for going on 58 years. And we won’t succumb to your dog whistle politics.”

When, Stephanopoulos pressed Sessions on “This Week” for a response to Hirono, asking “Why not just call it the state of Hawaii?” Sessions instead defended the administration's actions, saying that the executive order is "lawful" and he plans to continue the fight to reinstate it.

“I think it's a mistake. And we're going to battle in the courts and I think we'll eventually win,” Sessions added.