Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) harkened back to now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings Tuesday afternoon, asking judge Amy Coney Barrett whether she’d ever committed sexual assault.
Hirono, who turned up to the hearing sporting a face mask with photos of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was one of the final senators to question Barrett on Tuesday, the second day of Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings. After delivering remarks on “ensure[ing] the fitness of nominees, Hirono questioned whether Barrett had ever been accused of sexual impropriety or entered into an agreement to related to inappropriate sexual conduct.
“Citing a statement from Chief Justice John Roberts in 2017 in which he acknowledged that the judiciary ‘is not immune’ from the problem of sexual misconduct, Hirono said it is her duty ‘to ensure the fitness of nominees’ for positions that have lifetime appointments,” Fox News reported late Tuesday.
“Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for