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Sen. Hirono Condemns McConnell Calling Leftist Protestors a 'Mob', Says It 'Dangerously Under...
Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2018 | Lauretta Brown

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. 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.”

“Here’s what she said: ‘You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. If we’re fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again,’” he continued, simply quoting Clinton’s 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,” CNN’s 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:

SUPERcut of reporters telling people to not use the "mob" word cut with video of the mob.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: crazymazie; democrats; hawaii; hirono; maziehirono; mcconnell; ussenate; violence
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Crazy Mazie is becoming the Mad Maxine of the Senate.
1 posted on 10/11/2018 1:44:21 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

mob
[mäb]
NOUN

a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.


2 posted on 10/11/2018 1:46:02 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: jazusamo

Hirono should just shut up.


3 posted on 10/11/2018 1:46:30 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: jazusamo

She is tied for DUMBEST EVER DEMONCRAT!!!


4 posted on 10/11/2018 1:46:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jazusamo

Really should refer to them as MOBS OF THUGS


5 posted on 10/11/2018 1:47:04 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: jazusamo

Who died and made her Emperor


6 posted on 10/11/2018 1:47:10 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: richardtavor
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7 posted on 10/11/2018 1:47:35 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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Trump rally attendees don't attack people at restaurants, Mazie you lying sack of shit.
8 posted on 10/11/2018 1:47:35 PM PDT by akalinin
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Did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor?


9 posted on 10/11/2018 1:47:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

It was a mob and she is a dumbass.


10 posted on 10/11/2018 1:48:02 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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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.


11 posted on 10/11/2018 1:48:20 PM PDT by Junk Silver ("It's a little hard to herd people onto trains when they're shooting at you." SirLurkedalot)
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Did she say “I told you to shut up “.


12 posted on 10/11/2018 1:48:37 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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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


13 posted on 10/11/2018 1:48:42 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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If the Pro-America fans are a mob, why haven’t they doing what the anti-American mobs are doing?


14 posted on 10/11/2018 1:49:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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15 posted on 10/11/2018 1:49:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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If Mazie’s Mob hurts people then she can rest assured that those people will remember Mazie.


16 posted on 10/11/2018 1:50:04 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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Actually, it ‘s a Facist/Commie/Psyco-Schizo mob, if you are going to be accurate.


17 posted on 10/11/2018 1:50:13 PM PDT by Flintlock (The ballot box STOLEN, our soapbox taken away--the BULLET BOX is left to us.)
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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.


18 posted on 10/11/2018 1:50:20 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: jazusamo

This is going to spiral out of control. I can’t wait!

JoMa


19 posted on 10/11/2018 1:51:03 PM PDT by joma89
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To: jazusamo

Ahhhh yes the new late 60’s chant, “Yo, ho, ho, Maxine gotta go!”


20 posted on 10/11/2018 1:51:03 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (What is earned is treasured, what is free is worth what you paid for it.)
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