Dem Sen Hirono on Travel Ban Ruling: Gorsuch, Alito, and Thomas Are ‘Like the Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) compared Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito to the horsemen of the apocalypse for ruling that the entire injunction against the president’s travel ban should be lifted.

Hirono said, “Neil Gorsuch, who I did not support as a Supreme Court justice, he’s joined two of the most conservative justices, Clarence Thomas and Alito on the court to take the position that the entire injunction should have been lifted. This is like the three horsemen of the apocalypse, and they’re waiting for the fourth one to come along so that they can go on their trend toward what I call extremism. And that’s exactly — I’m not surprised at all that Neil Gorsuch is right in there with Thomas and Alito in wanting to lift — to pretty much tell the president, you just go right ahead, impose a Muslim ban. I’m glad that the other justices are not there quite yet.”

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