Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono apparently doesn’t care much for the opinions of men when it comes to sexual harassment.
Speaking to reporters today, the angry Hawaiian popped off, telling men to “just shut up.”
Sen. Hirono: “Guess who's perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It's the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up! And step up. Do the right thing for a change.” pic.twitter.com/IvLGAQfH7W
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 18, 2018
“Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions?” Hirono ranted.
“It’s the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up! And step up. Do the right thing for a change,” she groused.
Meanwhile, her colleague, Sen. Chuck Schumer is demanding an FBI investigation into the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“The FBI conducted a background check on Judge Kavanaugh before these allegations were known,” Schumer said Monday. “It is now the FBI’s responsibility to investigate these claims, update the analysis to Judge Kavanaugh’s background, and report back to the Senate.”
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Other Democrats have picked up the same chant since Senator Dianne Feinstein announced last week that she had forwarded to the FBI a letter that accuser Christine Ford had written to her. Both Senators know this isn’t the role that the FBI plays in nominations, and their demand shows that their real motive here is further delay.
The FBI doesn’t conduct criminal investigations into nominees, especially not into an alleged incident that would not have been a violation of a federal statute. State law would be at issue. That’s why the FBI responded to Ms. Feinstein’s statement last week by saying it had no plans to conduct a criminal probe and merely added Ms. Ford’s letter to Judge Kavanaugh’s background file.
“Republicans have invited Mr. Kavanaugh and Ms. Ford to appear on Monday, Mr. Kavanaugh says he’ll show up anywhere or anytime to deny the accusation. Yet by our deadline Tuesday Ms. Ford’s lawyer was still declining to say if her client would appear,” according to the paper.