(BIVN) – Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono got another crack at questioning President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee today, on day three of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Sen. Hirono again questioned Kavanaugh on Rice v Cayetano and Native Hawaiians rights. Hirono was also involved in the public release of documents deemed “committee confidential” that she said “show that Judge Kavanaugh wrongly believes that Native Hawaiian programs are Constitutionally questionable.”
“I defy anyone reading this to be able to conclude that it should be deemed confidential in any way, shape, or form,” Hirono tweeted, as she made the documents public.
In another tweet, Hirono declared “the NRA is spending $1 million to run ads in favor of Judge Kavnaugh’s confirmation. They wouldn’t spend this kind of money unless they thought Judge Kavanaugh was on their side.” Hirono later questioned Kavanaugh on gun control.
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.