Hirono calls hypocrisy claim ‘manufactured moral outrage’

Tom Carper (D-DE) looks on during a tax reform hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, walks with her staff back to the Senate Judiciary Committee room during a break from testimony by Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii senator in the national spotlight for her blunt criticisms of male behavior surrounding the controversial Supreme Court nomination said questions about one of her own male political allies with a checkered domestic past are nothing more than “more manufactured moral outrage led by the Republican leadership.”