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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:59 PM

Gabbard-Hirono clash shocks Hawaii


BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 01/12/19 10:11 AM EST

The Hawaii delegation in Congress has long been known as one of the most tightly-knit in Washington, but that tradition was shattered this week when Rep. Tulsi Gabbard publicly criticized fellow Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono’s questioning of a judicial nominee.

Gabbard, who announced Friday that she has decided to run for president in 2020, made headlines and provoked an irritated response from Hirono earlier in the week by implicitly accusing the senator and other Democrats in an op-ed published in The Hill of having “weaponized religion for their own selfish gain” in their questioning.

While Gabbard did not mention Hirono by name, her fellow Hawaiian clearly saw the op-ed as friendly fire.

Hirono, an outspoken critic of President Trump, returned fire in a statement that dinged Gabbard for giving ammo to Trump’s right-wing allies.

“Over the past two years, the Senator has been attacked by right wing ideologues for her examination of Donald Trump’s ideologically-driven nominees to the courts. It is unfortunate that Congresswoman Gabbard based her misguided opinion on the far-right wing manipulation of these straightforward questions,” Will Dempster, Hirono’s spokesman, said in a statement.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/425006-gabbard-hirono-clash-shocks-hawaii

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:02 PM

1. My money is on Senator Hirono.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:13 PM

2. I think Tulsi is in for a rude awakening.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:14 PM

3. Tulsi and Bernie need to quit pooping on Democrats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:16 PM

4. And that kind of behavior/attitude is why Tulsi Gabbard is going nowhere. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:18 PM

5. I'm sure her cadre of supporters will be around soon to gaslight everyone

There’s an eye roll inducing gaslighting thread already up today.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:25 PM

6. It's like clockwork...

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:33 PM

8. they have been

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:22 PM

10. Yes, they're here - complete with "helpful" talking points.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:27 PM

7. Everybody Else Is Getting More Attention Than She

which must be annoying and add to that nobody is thanking God for her presidential run.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:21 PM

9. hawaii is hardly shocked. the gabbard klan is well known for what it believes and does nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:24 PM

11. Doesn't shock me. Hirono is the real deal. Gabbard... not so much.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:28 PM

12. I dont feel that Gabbard is a democrat. I think she has a secret agenda. NFT

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:45 PM

13. I like Mazie's strong pushback from the WaPo..

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accuses fellow Democrats of 'religious bigotry' in questioning judicial nominee
Hirono’s office responded Wednesday that Gabbard was mischaracterizing her questioning of Buescher, and that the senator was voicing her concerns about the nominee’s past public statements rather than his religion.

“It is unfortunate that Congresswoman Gabbard based her misguided opinion on the far-right wing manipulation of these straightforward questions,” Hirono spokesman Will Dempster said in a statement.

He added that over the past two years, Hirono “has been attacked by right wing ideologues for her examination of Donald Trump’s ideologically-driven nominees to the courts.”

“Senator Hirono asks all judicial nominees — particularly those who have expressed very strong personal ideological views in conflict with Supreme Court precedent — if they can be fair,” Dempster said. “She asked Mr. Buescher, who has a clear record of anti-choice activism, whether he could separate his personal beliefs from decisions he would make if confirmed for a lifetime appointment on the federal bench.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hawaii-rep-tulsi-gabbard-accuses-fellow-democrats-of-religious-bigotry-in-questioning-judicial-nominee/2019/01/09/2c17ecdc-1467-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html?utm_term=.97039859a6e2

Since I can only c/p 4 paragraphs these are the ones I chose.. if you want to read more.. please go to the link.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:49 PM

14. Does she clash with Republicans?

 

Doesn't seem that way.

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