Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) interrupted and shut down Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) after she “slandered” Attorney General Bill Barr during his Wednesday hearing.
“Do you think it’s okay for a president to offer pardons to people who don’t testify against him, to threaten the family of someone who does?” Hirono asked. “Is that okay?”
“When did he offer a pardon to somebody?” Barr asked.
“I think you know what I’m talking about,” Hirono arrogantly said. “Please, Mr. Attorney General. Give us some credit for knowing what the hell’s going on around here.”
“Not really,” Graham interrupted. “To this line of questioning. Listen, you slandered this man!”
“Mr. Chairman, I am done!” Hirono whiffed.
“You slandered this man from top to bottom!” Graham continued. “If you want more of this, you’re not going to get it. If you want to ask some questions, you can.”
“You certainly have your opinion,” Hirono smarted off. “And I have mine.”
Here are some of the reactions Hirono received for her antics during Barr’s hearing:
Byron York: “Does Sen. Hirono have a question?”
Matt Wolking: “Mazie Hirono said the gang rape allegations against Kavanaugh manufactured by Michael Avenatti were “credible,” so you know her judgement is [OK symbol]”
Kambree Kawahine Koa: “Democrats couldn’t handle losing 2016 election so they slander. Democrat Sen. Hirono can’t handle Mueller report of no collusion so she spent 5 minutes slandering Barr. Typical Democrats.”
Benny Johnson: “Mazie Hirono is what happens when you elect a bot that simply reads random Krassenstein Bros tweets out loud in no particular order during Senate hearings.”
Mike Huckabee: “Tail-gunner Joe McCarthy is alive! He’s reincarnated in the body of Sen. Mazie Hirono who is so vile and hateful that she actually makes McCarthy look like Mr. Rogers in a cardigan sweater! I’m stunned by the level of bitterness toward @realDonaldTrump these people have.”
Josh Holmes: “Mazie Hirono is an embarrassment.”
Paris Dennard: “Hawaii deserves better than Sen. Mazie Hirono. She’s just bitter that the Mueller report cleared the President of collusion. There is no way any self respecting American would think her viscous ad hominem political attacks on the Atty General were anything but rude & baseless.”
Laura Ingraham: “Hawaii should ask that Senator @maziehirono return her salary, with interest. She’s embarrassed herself and the state today with her unhinged, disrespectful ranting.”
Pradheep J. Shanker: “The reality is @maziehirono is the dumbest person in the Senate, by a large margin. And that is an impressive achievement, all things considered…”
Hirono, who is known for making absurd statements, was one of the key Democratic lawmakers who turned the Supreme Court confirmation proceedings for Brett Kavanaugh into a circus.
During a September 2018 interview on CNN, anchor Jake Tapper asked Hirono: “Doesn’t Kavanaugh have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?”
Hirono responded by saying she doubted Kavanaugh was credible due to his conservative leanings.
“I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases,” Hirono responded. “When I say that he is very outcome driven, he has an ideological agenda, very outcome driven, and I could sit here and talk to you about some of the cases that exemplifies his ability to be fair.”