(Right Country) – Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) doesn’t seem to do much in Washington D.C., other than randomly appear to make wildly radical or extremely stupid statements.
Of course, the media never pushes back on any of her antics.
Now, Hirono is threatening that there will be “consequences” if President Donald Trump fulfills his constitutional duty of replacing recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She’s not the first leftist to use such bravado.
Speaking with CNN’s Pamela Brown on Thursday, Hirono made her newly-minted and thinly-veil call to violence.
“[T]he president has long been against the Affordable Care Act, which provides health care to millions of people, including 100 million people with preexisting conditions. That has been on the top of his hit list for a — well, ever since he got elected,” she said.
“And then it’s also been on the hit list for the Republicans. So now they have a chance, with this Supreme Court nominee, to put somebody in there who will strike down the Affordable Care Act.”
She went on to point to a mythical “McConnell rule,” which caused Brown to ask if there was “anything, given your views on this, that you can do” to stop the Republicans.
“Oh, one of the biggest things I’m doing is to lend my voice to alert the American people that their health care is at jeopardy, and they should rise up and say, wait a minute, this whole Supreme Court nomination process shouldn’t even be happening right now,” Hirono replied.
“Republicans should stick with their word. That is what I am doing. You know what? I tell you, I have faith in the American people that, when they figure out that their health care is in jeopardy with this nominee, and they can stop that by one, raising their voices, one hopes that even Republicans, they will listen to their constituents,” she went on.
She then added, chillingly, “But, if not, then we will have a situation where they will ram through a nominee and steal two Supreme Court seats, so that the president and the Republicans can get their way. And I should say — think that there will be consequences.”
Any anchor worth her salt would have asked exactly what these consequences were.
Brown is apparently not worth her salt.
Instead, she asked Hirono about what she has to say to RINOs like Sen. Mitt Romney.
She joins many Democrats making such statements, who are receiving little pushback from a complacent media complex.
“Let me be clear: If Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year,” Sen. Schumer reportedly said during a Democrat Caucus call last Saturday, BizPac Review explains.
If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session—before a new Senate and President can take office—then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court. 1/2 https://t.co/BDYQ0KVmJe
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) September 19, 2020
Mitch McConnell set the precedent. No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.
— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) September 19, 2020
If Republicans recklessly & reprehensibly force a SCOTUS vote before the election—nothing is off the table.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) September 19, 2020