Sen. Mazie Hirono slammed potential Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham Thursday; accusing the GOP legislator of launching an anti-Hillary “witch hunt” should he take control from Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Hirono was speaking with CNN’s Brianna Keiler when she was asked to weigh-in on Graham’s recent comments that he plans to re-open previous Clinton investigations if Democrats double-down on countless probes into President Trump.
“Lindsey Graham is thinking about replacing [Sen. Grassley] and he said he’d immediately call for investigations into Hillary Clinton,” said Keiler.
“The fact that they continue to want to go after Hillary Clinton says to me they are not paying attention to what’s going on in our country,” Hirono said. “This continuing witch hunt for Hillary Clinton… says to me they just keep beating a ‘dead horse.’”
SEN. HIRONO: FBI Must Investigate Kavanaugh ‘Ice Throwing’ Incident from 1980s
Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono called for a thorough FBI investigation into recent allegations that Judge Brett Kavanaugh “threw ice” at an unidentified person during his time in college in the mid-1980s.
Hirono was speaking with CNN when she was asked to comment on new accusations the potential Supreme Court Justice “threw ice in someone’s face during a bar fight when he was in college.”
“I want to ask you about these new developments we found out overnight, these police documents that show that Brett Kavanaugh threw ice in someone’s face during a bar fight when he was in college. Do you feel that is in anyway disqualifying for someone in the Supreme Court?” CNN’s Berman asked.
“This is why we need an FBI investigation, because there are a lot of allegations and the reports really are about how he behaves when he is drunk,” Hirono fired-back. “So that is very relevant. And the portrayal of himself as practically a choir boy is contradicted by his roommate, for example, in high school and people in high school. This is why we need an FBI investigation, why we have been calling for one for what seems like months.”
WATCH: Sen. Hirono Defends Activists' ‘Mob’ Tactics Against GOP Leadership
Democratic Senator and outspoken Brett Kavanaugh critic Mazie Hirono defended her party’s tactics against GOP politicians during the judge’s confirmation process over the weekend; saying her supporters are “very much motivated” against the Supreme Court Justice.
Sen. Hirono was speaking with CNN’s Dana Bash Sunday when she was asked to comment on what President Trump described as an “angry mob.”
“It is one thing to protest at the Supreme Court … it’s another thing to run senators out of restaurants, go to their homes. Is that going too far?” Bash asked.
“I think that it just means that there are a lot of people who are very, very much motivated by what is going on, because what happened with Judge Kavanaugh is from the very beginning, this was not a fair process,” she said.