Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said on Sunday, to set plans in question Brett Kavanaugh on ” drink and celebrate.’
Sen Mazie Hirono on Sunday suggested that the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the “outcome-driven” conservative judicial philosophy directly undermines the credibility of his denials, that he had been sexually abused, California professor Christine Ford more than three decades.
CNN talk ‘ s “state of the Union,” Hirono, D-Hawaii, called for an independent FBI investigation of Ford claims to explain why the presumption of innocence and due process, should not Kavanaugh.
“I have his denial in the context of what I know about him and white in terms of how he approaches his cases,” said Hirono host Jake Tapper, in response to the question of whether Kavanaugh was entitled to a presumption of innocence. “His credibility is already very questionable in my mind. … When I say that he is very result-oriented, he has an ideological agenda, and I can sit here and talk about some of the cases illustrative of its, from my point of view, the inability to be fair.”
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Hirono went on to say that Kavanaugh is “very much against women’s reproductive choice”, the characterization of his legal views as one of “many indications of lack of credibility.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Kavanaugh, the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?”
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The top-of-the senator, the member of the legal Committee, left open the door to impeachment Kavanaugh, if he is confirmed-floated an idea by some Democrats, including Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Dr. I., in the last week.
“I know that Maryland has eliminated the Statute of limitations for the kidnapping and sexual assault,” she said. “So, can there be an investigation along these lines. This is a situation that won’t go away.”
The Supreme court has decided that the changes to the limitation periods are not retroactively applied, allow for the prosecution of past offences, according to the Ex Post Facto provision of the Constitution. But the Senate can technically.remove all Federal judges based on two-thirds of the votes, regardless of whether a particular offense was committed
“This is a situation that won’t go away.”
– Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii
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In a heated press conference last week, the Hawaii Democrat men blasted “in this country”, blaming them for sexual assaults and urged them to “just shut up and intensify.” She added: “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.”
This led Republicans to accuse Hirono and other Democrats of hypocrisy on the case of the US rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for attorney General of the state of Minnesota. Ellison has only weighed quiet criticism from top Democrats, and the Democratic National Committee and on the abuse allegations against him for the first time, just hours before the polls closed in the most important primary race in the last month.
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“I have made it very clear that I Hirono said no excuses for this type behavior,”. “As far as Keith Ellison, these allegations must be investigated and appropriate measures initiated.”
Back to Kavanaugh Hirono then pivoted immediately s ‘ case, and said she wants to focus “laser” in the ongoing nomination battle.
“I don’t want to have a person on the Supreme court, the facts of the said, apparently, in the situation in a way that the fulfillment of its outcome-driven agenda,” she said.
A preliminary agreement to have been reached, and Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even though important details remain uncertain, as the Republicans continue to accuse Ford-team of the delay in the process.
In a letter last week, the judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that he “can’t stress enough how disappointed” he was that Feinstein had kept Ford’s allegations of a secret for weeks after learning about it in July. Ford to the public only after the allegations of Interception — had been proposed by the Republicans, was orchestrated as a last-minute effort to derail Kavanaugh, the confirmation only a few days before a key vote in the judiciary Committee.
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The hearing was on Thursday, Hirono told Tapper that she is interested in the question of Kavanaugh about “what kind of environment he was in high school-apparently there was a lot of drinking and partying.”
Earlier this month, Hirono Kavanaugh pressed during its hearings in the length, whether he was aware of inappropriate behavior of former 9. Circuit judge Alex Kozinski, when he clerked for Kozinski from 1991 to 1992. Kozinski pulled back abruptly last year, after several women who had worked as law clerks or colleagues accused him of sexual misconduct that included touching, inappropriate sexual comments, and forced viewings of pornography in his chambers.
Hirono, who has always asked, other judicial nominees, were you ever sexually harassed someone, noted that Kavanaugh and Kozinski had remained in contact after his clerkship with Kozinski Kavanaugh during his 2006 confirmation hearings for his current work on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
“You saw nothing, you heard nothing, and of course you have said nothing,” said Hirono, as Kavanaugh is aware of to fail to deny, the behavior of Kozinski and said he would have reported it if he had known it.
Hirono also asked directly, Kavanaugh during this hearing whether he had ever committed acts of sexual misconduct as a “legal adult.” She said Tapper on Sunday she wanted to check on youth behavior, since these records, she said, often remain closed-but she claimed that she was still interested in, whether Kavanaugh had attacked Ford, as claimed, when he was 17.
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