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.”

Sen. Mazie Hirono grabbed headlines around two weeks ago when she told men in the country to “just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change” in regards to investigating the high court’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault allegations.


Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford when the two were teenagers. Since Ford’s allegation became public, two more accusers have come forward with reports that Kavenaugh assaulted them when they were students. On Friday, President Donald Trump ordered an FBI investigation be conducted into the claim before the full Senate votes on his nomination.

Since the Hawaii senator’s direct call, she’s been featured on national TV news broadcasts and was a quoted source in the New Yorker article that last week brought to light Deborah Ramirez’s allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when the two were freshmen at Yale University during the 1983-84 school year.

During the firestorm, The Washington Free Beacon reported that Hirono took $1,000 in political contributions from Delaware senator Tom Carper, who admitted to slapping his wife in a 1998 interview. It was an accusation that Carper often denied after it first emerged when he was running for election in 1982, but later admitted.

“Did I slap my wife 20 years ago? Yes,” Carper admitted to a Delaware political reporter in 1998. “Do I regret it? Yes. Would I do it again? No.”

Carper called the accusations when they first surfaced a smear campaign orchestrated by his political opponent and threatened to sue the New York Post, which reported on it, for libel.

Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, took $1,000 from Carper’s First State PAC in June of this year, according to Federal Election Commission records, the Free Beacon reported.

The Free Beacon, an American conservative political journalism website launched in 2012, was the news gathering organization that uncovered Carper’s 1998 admission in January.

Hirono, who declined to comment for the Free Beacon story, was called out last week by the Hawaii Republican Party for acting hypocritically.

Hirono told West Hawaii Today that the Republican Party was playing political games by calling into question any connection between the issues.

“This is more manufactured moral outrage led by the Republican leadership who have abandoned their moral compass,” Hirono emailed in a statement after WHT asked six questions about the topic. “Republican Party officials are very busy supporting their sexual predator and liar President and his policies that hurt Hawaii families. Meanwhile, they have not a word to say about the attacks against Dr. Blasey Ford, and in some cases have encouraged and engaged in those attacks. Their manufactured moral outrage should be called what it is – fakery – and I will not be silenced or deterred in standing up for Dr. Blasey Ford and our Hawaii values of decency and fairness.”

Questions sent by WHT included whether she was aware Carper admitted to hitting his wife when she accepted the money, and if she had plans to give it back. She was also asked what kind of forgiveness she felt Carper deserved for his actions and would she apply the same forgiveness to someone who admitted sexual assault, or Brett Kavanaugh, if it turned out he was guilty.


The 1982 Post story that prompted Carper to threaten to sue reported that the domestic attack happened during a custody battle over his wife Diane’s two children. Carper was accused of hitting his wife “so hard he gave her a black eye.” It said that Carper admitted the incident occurred during a 1981 deposition.

“Crazy Mazie’s self-righteousness and virtue signaling is pure hypocrisy,” said Hawaii Republican Party chairman Shirlene DelaCruz Santiago Ostrov, in a press release. “If she’s serious about being a voice for the voiceless then she must return the wife-beater’s money.”

  1. Justin Nother September 30, 2018 1:16 am

    only an idiot would believe the fake allegations against Kavanaugh.

  2. Ray Takeda September 30, 2018 2:55 am

    Hirono also supported the accused sexual harasser Inouye. He’s dead, so what…doesn’t mean it didn’t happen to Megan Bailiff or Lenore Kwock. They are credible women who must be believed. But all the Hawaii democrats brushed their allegations aside. That is the real FAKERY. Welcome to Hawaii’s Sexual Harasser International Airport – sponsored by pot/kettle hirono…..

    1. Chickie Galore September 30, 2018 11:30 am

      Demoncrats never look at themselves, It would be too scary!

    2. Buds4All September 30, 2018 5:06 pm

      Just like Hillary the Dusty Old Taco!

  3. guest September 30, 2018 5:33 am

    Hirono, a total embarrassment to Hawaii. But then again people get the representation they deserve when they vote these people into office. Wake up Hawaii!

  4. Big Mac September 30, 2018 6:21 am

    Hirono would get destroyed in an FBI investigation. She is corrupt to the core. She got the shady Ko Olina developer on Oahu (who was at one time indicted for bribery) some 15 million in tax breaks then he “sells” her and her husband a special reserved luxury condo. instead of paying for it like everyone else would, the developer carries the mortgage. They didn’t even know how much they put down and said they paid him the down payment in cash. Normal people use escrow companies. Oh, it goes on and on. Her husband had the trucking contract for the development on a no bid contract. When asked about it, he said it was a verbal contract. Who has a verbal contract for hundreds of thousands of dollars? I could go on and on.

    1. ypupule September 30, 2018 12:22 pm

      Think all that stuff is accurate… but pertains to Colleen Hanabusa, not Hirono. 😉

      1. Big Mac September 30, 2018 2:11 pm

        Oops, my apologies to Hirono.

  5. Du Mhan Yhu September 30, 2018 7:35 am

    Besides being useless as a senator, she has made Hawaii a laughingstock to the rest of the country with her insulting of men. Everyone asks how stupid Hawaiian voters could be to elect this weirdo.

    1. Chickie Galore September 30, 2018 11:33 am

      Hey Du Mhan…you are right, again!!!! Dipsheets that have been brainwashed to vote democrat over and over and over elect these folks. I keep trying to sort out how we got our fabulous Gov. Lingle? Let’s have another miracle and pray for TUPOLA!!

    2. Buds4All September 30, 2018 4:45 pm

      Amen Brother she and her family should be run out of town!

  6. Kaipo Wall September 30, 2018 10:34 am

    Hirono’s entire personal immigration narrative needs to be re-examined . I am very curious if her father was not an Imperial Japanese soldier involved in killing Americans in WW2 as well . Now she’s our U.S. Senator ? Telling American men to “shut up” ? Really?

    1. Chickie Galore September 30, 2018 11:33 am

      Yep. She should STFU!

  7. Obliged Friend September 30, 2018 11:25 am

    Admitting Hawaii was UnNaturalization. Congress illegally added Hawaii. Congress only citizenship and immigration power is keeping USA citizens and immigrants the same natural kind and kindred. Hirono’s citizenship violates Art1 Sec8 Clause 4 in the Constitution. UnKindred means UnNatural. During Reconstruction, Congress fraudulently claimed naturalization meant UnNaturalization.

    The Founders limited Congress to keep USA citizens the same kindred or natural kind, this means race. They wanted a homogeneous society. Emancipation and the 14th Amendment was UnNaturalization.

    Biggest crime in history was Congress illegally UnNaturalizing USA. Hawaii being a state violates Art1 Sec8 Clause 4.

    Obama wasn’t born the same natural kind and kindred, he cannot be natural born.

  8. Obliged Friend September 30, 2018 11:32 am

    Are citizens in Hawaii the same kindred and natural kind? No. Naturalization means a homogeneous society, Hawaii isn’t a legal state. Those that want their own Republic cite Article 1 Section 8, Clause 4. Naturalization means immigrants and citizens must be the same kindred and natural kind. Your senator isn’t the same kindred or natural kind as Thomas Jefferson. Think about that. UnKindred does mean UnNatural. Natural means Kindred. So many examples in English literature what natural meant. Old English UnCynde meant Unnatural.

  9. Len Mullen September 30, 2018 12:32 pm

    Crazy Mazie. LOL. Dead on.

  10. Nordonia Nate September 30, 2018 2:27 pm

    Gosh… The people of Hawaii have got to really proud of Hirono… lol

    It’s great to know that all those who support her, advocate destroying the life of Prof Ford just to destroy the life of Judge Kavanaugh…

    Sleep well at night you unethical, immoral wastes…

  11. William Williams September 30, 2018 4:32 pm

    Did she give the money back then?

  12. Buds4All September 30, 2018 4:44 pm

    Hirono and her family should be driven from the state! The best part of her ran down her mom’s leg at conception! She is an embarrassment to us as the people of Hawaii.

  13. FreddyBurke October 1, 2018 1:18 pm

    She needs to Shut Up

  14. Joe Joe October 2, 2018 4:03 pm

    Hey mazie what about
    Keith Ellison ? ??
    She’s a deep state agent dismantling America working for globalist !

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