Posted by: bj | October 13, 2020

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono asks Amy Coney Barrett if she has ever sexually assaulted someone

October 13, 2020

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrat-amy-coney-barrett-sexually-assaulted-someone

Mazie Hirono of Hawaii asks Supreme Court nominee questions about sexual assault, harassment

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, asked a question pertaining to an issue that came up quite a bit during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing but had yet to come up during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing: whether the Supreme Court nominee had ever sexually assaulted someone.

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.

“Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors, or committed any physical or verbal harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” Hirono asked.

“No, Senator Hirono,” Barrett replied.

“Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?” Hirono then asked.

“No, Senator,” Barrett

From there, Hirono began asking questions related to Barrett’s judicial philosophy.

Hirono noted that she asks those two questions of all nominees who come before committees on which she sits.


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