(BIVN) – Senator Hirono questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during the high-profile confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Hirono grilled Kavanaugh on, as she puts it, “his past offensive comments about Native Hawaiians, the importance of confronting the scourge of sexual harassment, and the nominee’s unwillingness to affirm a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion,” as the Hawaii senator put it, during her first round of questioning.
Hirono has already announced that she will oppose the Kavanaugh nomination. “At this moment of danger for our democracy, the American people do not need a rubber stamp for Donald Trump on the Supreme Court,” she said.
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WASHINGTON D.C. - An important court case involving voting rights in Office of Hawaiian Affairs elections was front and center during Wednesday's hearing.