Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, blasted “the men in this country” to “just shut up” and “step up” against sexual assault.
Democratic sen. Mazie Hirono blasted “the men in this country,” blaming them for sexual assaults and urged them to “just shut up” and “step up” in the midst of allegations of misconduct against President Trump ‘ s Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh.
At a press conference on Tuesday evening, the Hawaii Democrat, made the sweeping generalization against “the men” in the United States for the “perpetuation” of sexual assault.
“I expect that the men in this country, and the men on this Committee, because we all signed on to this letter, to demand an FBI investigation,” said Hirono, based on a request that the FBI investigate the claims of Kavanaugh’s Prosecutor, Christine Blasey Ford.
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“But, really, to guess, to perpetuate who, all of these types of actions? There are men in this country. And I would just like to say that the men in this country: just shut up and step up, do the right thing for a change,” said Hirono.
“Not only women, like Dr. Ford, who comes boldly forward, need to be added belongs to, but you need to be believed,” Hirono. “We can not continue to be the victims and the smearing of someone like Dr. Ford.”
Ford’s identity was revealed in a Washington Post article published over the weekend, according to an anonymous letter received by sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the alleged sexual assault. The California-based professor said that Kavanaugh, 36 years ago, while in high school, low note, tried to remove it from your bathing suit and put his hand over her mouth, screaming as she tried. Ford claims that she was in the room with Kavanaugh and a man who was identified as mark judge.
Both Kavanaugh and the judge denied the accusations.
“This is a completely false claim. I’ve never done something that describes the Prosecutor said to her, or to anyone,” Kavanaugh said in a statement Monday. “Because it never happens, I had no idea who made the accusation, until they are identified [on Sunday.]”
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The Senate judiciary Committee invited both Ford and Kavanaugh to testify, either in a public or private environment, about the allegations.
Kavanaugh said he was speaking “ready” to the Committee “in any way” reasonable “is contrary to this false claim,” and the defense of his integrity.”
Ford’s lawyer on Monday said they would be willing to testify before the Committee under oath, but has yet to accept officially the invitation to appear before the panel.
Ford has said, you don’t want to appear, until after an FBI investigation.
A high-placed law enforcement source told Fox News on Wednesday to Kavanaugh that there is an FBI investigation of the allegations leveled.
The source said to Fox News it can’t be, a criminal investigation, because it is not a crime, allegedly, where the Statute of limitations to run. The source also said there are no allegations of a Federal crime.
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The FBI with background-check-investigation, the source said, and you should information, it would be more.
“This is a political issue, not a criminal prosecution,” the source said, Fox News.
The Committee has already Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, which was scheduled for Thursday to be delayed A hearing is now scheduled for Monday.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said, to examine the hearing, the allegations set for Monday could be cancelled, if Ford is not the Committee accepted the invitation. Grassley said that his office has reached several times to Ford and their lawyers, their accusations, but received no answer.
Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.