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Posted on 10/11/2018 1:44:21 PM PDT by jazusamo
Full title: Sen. Hirono Condemns McConnell Calling Leftist Protestors a 'Mob', Says It 'Dangerously Underestimates' Them
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Thursday for using the word mob in reference to left-wing protestors that have been targeting GOP lawmakers over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
It is the richest of ironies that the majority leader has taken to calling those opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh a mob when several nights a month the president whips his supporters into a frenzy to attack his target of choice, she said in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.
Hirono then issued a somewhat ominous message to McConnell, warning him that he was dangerously underestimating" what Kavanaugh's confirmation had "awakened."
To characterize the women who identified with Dr. Ford, who demonstrated and marched here to Washington from around the country to demand the Senate not confirm a man credibly accused of sexual assault as a mob dangerously underestimates what this confirmation process awakened, she said.
Women are tired of being dismissed and disbelieved and if you want to be responsive to the American people we would all be wise to listen to them with respect, Hirono concluded.
In his floor speech on Tuesday, McConnell referred to the unhinged tactics of leftist protestors which included chasing GOP senators out of restaurants and in airports , screaming at them in the halls and floor of the Senate, and even banging and clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court.
The far-left mob is not letting up, he said Tuesday. Earlier today former Secretary of State Clinton sent this signal as clear as today. This is Secretary Clinton. She told CNN exactly how she views millions of Americans who hold different political views from her own.
Heres what she said: You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. If were fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, thats when civility can start again, he continued, simply quoting Clintons remarks .
While she would like McConnell to condemn the word mob, Sen. Hirono has refused to condemn protestors targeting the GOP in restaurants and at their homes.
"It is one thing to protest at the Supreme Court, CNNs Dana Bash told Hirono, it's another thing to run senators out of restaurants, go to their homes. Is that going too far?"
"I think that it just means that there are a lot of people who are very, very much motivated by what is going on, Hirono replied, because what happened with Judge Kavanaugh is from the very beginning, this was not a fair process."
"Well, this is what happens, you know, because when you look at white supremacists and all of that, this is what is coming forth in our country," she added. "There is a tremendous divisiveness in our country, but this is the kind of activism that occurs, and people make their own decisions. If they violate the law, then they have to account for that."
Sen. Hirono is not the only one who has developed sudden scruples over the use of the word "mob" to describe the extreme leftist protestors. CNN hosts Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon have both chastised CNN panelists for using the term, claiming that it is being weaponized by the right.
Free Beacon's Andrew Kugle compiled clips of the behavior of leftist protestors with clips of the CNN hosts condemning the term mob:
a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.
Hirono should just shut up.
She is tied for DUMBEST EVER DEMONCRAT!!!
Really should refer to them as MOBS OF THUGS
Who died and made her Emperor
Did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor?
It was a mob and she is a dumbass.
Oh my goodness, it has driven these people bat-sh*t crazy that Trump has called them out for their out-of-control mobs and paid protestors.
It’s very funny watching Democrats trying to defend themselves against these obvious truths.
Did she say “I told you to shut up “.
while there must have been some honest peaceful demonstrators, the major numbers of the organized mobs were obviously just that, mobs (and not all that peaceable either!) organized by the likes of the usual suspects, seditionist SorozNazi-front-groups
the only ones that should apologize are the mobsters and their organizers and funders, and their enablers or apologists like this senator person from Hawaii
If the Pro-America fans are a mob, why haven’t they doing what the anti-American mobs are doing?
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If Mazie’s Mob hurts people then she can rest assured that those people will remember Mazie.
Actually, it ‘s a Facist/Commie/Psyco-Schizo mob, if you are going to be accurate.
I wonder how much of her problem is that Hawaiians did not get the same handouts and all as Native Americans? That seemed to be 90% of her initial questioning and follow-up with Kavanaugh. She felt slighted that her Polynesian roots didn’t qualify for lots of handouts and freebies.
This is going to spiral out of control. I can’t wait!
Ahhhh yes the new late 60’s chant, “Yo, ho, ho, Maxine gotta go!”
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