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  • Hirono accuses Cruz of ‘mansplaining’ at testy Senate Judiciary hearing

    06/24/2021 5:38:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2021 | By Samuel Chamberlain
    A run-of-the-mill Senate Judiciary Committee hearing became bad-tempered Wednesday, with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) accusing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of “mansplaining” after he referenced her in a question to a nominee about the doctrine of judicial originalism. During the hearing to consider U.S. District Judge Gustavo Gelpi’s nomination to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Cruz told the nominee that Hirono had stated “that you refused to commit to originalism because originalism would prevent [case] outcomes that she supports … she doesn’t want judges who will follow the original understanding of the Constitution.”
  • Hirono: I Supported the Filibuster in the Past, But It’s ‘a Vestige of the Jim Crow Days’

    04/30/2021 5:48:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2021 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) admitted that she supported preserving the filibuster in the past, but she “learned from” how Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) conducted himself when he was in the majority “and also that the filibuster is a vestige of the Jim Crow days.”
  • Mazie Hirono told Ruth Bader Ginsburg to 'live forever' after Kavanaugh confirmation

    04/04/2021 6:19:00 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2021 | Nicholas Rowan
    Mazie Hirono told Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to "live forever" shortly after Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Hirono, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, recalled in her forthcoming memoir, Heart of Fire, how a month after Senate Republicans confirmed Kavanaugh to the high court, the "troubled" Hirono sat herself next to Ginsburg at a dinner party and offered her regrets. "You have to live forever," Hirono whispered to Ginsburg, noting that she felt "some small comfort" as long as the octogenarian justice sat on the court. Ginsburg did not respond to Hirono's entreaty directly, only...
  • Duckworth, Hirono vow to oppose Biden picks over diversity concerns

    03/23/2021 5:14:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/23/21 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) say they will vote against President Biden's nominees amid frustration over the lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation and broader concerns about diversity in his Cabinet. While most of Biden's core Cabinet picks have already been confirmed, the opposition could be a significant hurdle to getting additional executive or judicial branch nominations through the 50-50 Senate, where the support of every Democrat is needed if Republicans line up against a nominee. Duckworth first told reporters on Tuesday that she had informed the White House she would oppose any "non-diversity" nominees...
  • U.S. Senators propose limiting liability shield for social media platforms [“limit” Section 230 versus repeal]

    02/05/2021 9:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2021 11:22 AM | Nandita Bose and Chris Sanders
    Three Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and make the companies more accountable when posts result in harm. Called the SAFE TECH Act, the bill would mark the latest effort to make social media companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc more accountable for “enabling cyber-stalking, targeted harassment, and discrimination on their platforms,” Senators Mark Warner, Mazie Hirono and Amy Klobuchar said in a statement. In the wake of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington,...
  • Hirono: ‘Sad’ the GOP Embraces White Supremacists, Conspiracy Theorists

    01/29/2021 12:58:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2021 | Pam Key
    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Friday told MSNBC’s “Live” that it was “sad” the Republican Party embraced “white supremacists and conspiracy theorists.” On impeachment, Hirono said, “The conviction for inciting insurrection, that’s first and foremost on my mind. Let’s do that first. We have a bunch of Republicans who are not willing to hold this president accountable. We have a Republican Party embracing White supremacists and conspiracy theory believers. That’s the party. So first and foremost, we need to get on with the impeachment trial. unless the president comes one evidence that says he’s totally innocent of everything, which I...
  • Hirono: One Goal of Impeachment Is to Prevent Trump from Ever Holding Public Office Again

    01/15/2021 12:18:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday during an appearance on “CNN Tonight,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said while she was skeptical Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was going to work toward whipping his members to convict President Donald Trump in impeachment proceedings, she argued the effort was still important to prevent a future Trump run for president. Hirono told CNN’s Don Lemon this impeachment bid was different from the failed effort from Democrats a year ago.
  • Hirono Asks Barrett If She Has Ever 'Made Unwanted Requests For Sexual Favors'

    10/13/2020 5:38:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 119 replies
    MSN ^ | October 13, 2020
    Sen. Mazie Hirono asked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett whether she has been the perpetrator of any sexual misconduct, a question Hirono said she asks all nominees. “I ask each nominee these two questions, and I will ask them of you. Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” the Hawaii Democrat asked during the hearing on Tuesday. Hirono also used her time on Tuesday to criticize Barrett over her use of the phrase “sexual preference” instead of “sexual...
  • Suspicious Dem questions for Amy Coney Barrett suggest a set-up

    10/14/2020 3:46:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-14-2020 | Sally Zelikovsky
    All the bells and whistles went off in my head when Mazie Hirono asked Judge Barrett, "Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?" She claims to ask this of every nominee -- someone should look that up. And then Cory Booker asked the judge if she condemns white supremacy. No, folks. This hearing is not just a four-day infomercial for Biden/Harris. Instead, it's more likely a set-up. They had to anticipate she'd answer "no" to the first question and...
  • Democratic senator asks Amy Coney Barrett if she has ever sexually assaulted someone

    10/13/2020 3:50:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 148 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 13, 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, asked a question pertaining to an issue that came up quite a bit during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing but had yet to come up during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing: whether the Supreme Court nominee had ever sexually assaulted someone. Citing a statement from Chief Justice John Roberts in 2017 in which he acknowledged that the judiciary “is not immune” from the problem of sexual misconduct, Hirono said it is her duty “to ensure the fitness of nominees” for positions that have lifetime appointments.
  • Hirono, Blumenthal say they won’t meet with Amy Coney Barrett

    09/26/2020 9:37:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/27/20 | Adam Shaw
    Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee said they will not meet with Amy Coney Barrett -- President Trump’s pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Sen. Blumenthal said he refuses 'to treat this process as legitimate.'
  • Sen. Hirono: Dems Will Explore 'Every Tool to Keep McConnell from Shoving This Nominee Down Our Throats'

    09/22/2020 7:31:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    townhall ^ | 09/21/2020 | Julio Rosas
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told MSNBC on Monday that Senate Democrats are planning to explore every option they have to prevent Senate Republicans from confirming whoever President Trump picks to replace the now-deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg's death on Friday sent shockwaves throughout the nation as an already hotly contested presidential race now has a vacant Supreme Court seat before most ballots are cast on November 3.
  • Dem Senator walks out of Ted Cruz's Antifa hearing: 'I don't think you listen' [Hirono]

    08/04/2020 10:55:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/05/2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Tensions flared at a Senate hearing on Antifa when a top Democrat walked out of the room declaring she couldn’t sit through Sen. Ted Cruz’s rhetorical speeches any longer. The dustup occurred when Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for not condemning Antifa more directly for the violence and destruction that has taken hold in certain U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. But Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said Cruz just wasn’t listening during the more than three-hour hearing when Democrats said violence is not acceptable. “Sometimes I don’t think you listen,” Hirono told Cruz at the Senate...
  • Sen. Mazie Hirono tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that President Trump was NOT acquitted

    02/06/2020 5:49:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 6, 2020 | Brett T
    Sen. Mazie Hirono just claimed Trump was not acquitted because it was a "rigged trial." CNN's Wolf Blitzer had to jump in and correct her: "The Chief Justice of the United States announced that he was acquitted, that he was not guilty." Hirono then doubled down.
  • Democratic senators ask banks to prohibit funding Arctic drilling

    02/03/2020 6:21:03 PM PST · by karpov · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2020 | Rachel Frazin
    A group of 15 Democratic senators wrote to 11 major banks last week asking them to ban funding oil and gas drilling or exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "The scale of your banks’ assets individually, let alone together, give you the ability to drive change in protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in shifting towards a U.S. financial sector that effectively analyzes and plans for climate risks," the senators wrote. "We respectfully urge you to reassess your current environmental and climate policies and update them to include a prohibition on funding for oil and gas drilling or...
  • Sen. Hirono: Americans Should ‘Believe in Climate Change as Though It’s Religion’

    11/12/2019 11:44:21 AM PST · by tomselliott · 97 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 11/12/2019 | Tom Elliott
    Even as she acknowledged its not a religion, Sen. Mazi Hirono (D-Hawaii.) encouraged Americans Tuesday to embrace climate change “as though it’s religion.” Hirono was speaking to a group of DACA activists at a Center for American Progress organized prayer breakfast. The gathering preceded the group marching to the Supreme Court, where the high court is hearing arguments on President Trump’
  • Hirono Makes Bizarre Argument Against Originalist Court Nominee

    10/31/2019 4:34:00 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2019 | Alex Griswold
    'You would not allow women and blacks to vote because that was not in the Constitution when it was ratified' Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) attacked a judicial nominee Wednesday, charging that he would rule against suffrage for blacks and women if a hypothetical U.S. Constitution banned them from voting. Hirono took issue with Trump judicial nominee Lawrence VanDyke's statement that he would "look to the Constitution" when considering whether laws were constitutional. She said during a Judiciary Committee hearing such an approach would threaten the voting rights of minorities and women if the Constitution had not already been changed...
  • Hirono: FBI investigation on Kavanaugh was a 'sham'

    09/16/2019 2:33:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 67 replies
    KITV 4 Honolulu ^ | Sept 16 , 2016 | AP/KITV
    “Brett Kavanaugh should never have been confirmed to the Supreme Court. It was plain to me and many others at the time that the FBI ‘investigation’ into the serious, corroborated allegations of sexual assault by Justice Kavanaugh was a sham. New reporting from the New York Times further proves it. “In normal times, I would call on the Department of Justice’s Inspector General to fully investigate the FBI’s failures in this matter. But these are not normal times. The House Judiciary Committee should immediately begin an impeachment inquiry to determine whether Justice Kavanaugh lied to Congress and why the FBI...
  • Judicial Watch Files Complaint With Rhode Island Supreme Court Against U.S. Senator Sheldon...

    08/19/2019 10:18:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch Files Complaint With Rhode Island Supreme Court Against U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse For Unauthorized Practice of Law Alleges Whitehouse filed a brief with U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of four clients while maintaining inactive status and that the brief was nothing more than an attack on the federal judiciary and an open threat to the U.S. Supreme Court (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Rhode Island Supreme Court against U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who is a member of the Rhode...
  • Lindsey Graham slams Dem colleagues for brazen warning to Supreme Court

    08/14/2019 12:31:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blasted his Democratic colleagues on Wednesday for sending a stern and unusual warning to the Supreme Court earlier this week in connection with a gun case. Judiciary Committee members Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., wrote in a brief filed Monday that the "Supreme Court is not well.” They suggested the court “heal itself” or face public pressure to be “restructured.” Graham said this was a clear reference to expanding the number of justices on the court to make it...