Monday, September 24, 2018

Senator Hirono Didn’t Always Tell Men to ‘Shut Up’ and Believe Accusers

By John Fund September 23, 2018

When it mattered in her own backyard, with a male Democratic senator, she turned a blind eye to sexual abuse.............In Senator Hirono’s case, she had the opportunity to choose sides in the 1990s when credible allegations were made that Daniel Inouye, then a Democratic senator representing Hawaii, had engaged in a pattern of sexual assault.  Lenore Kwock, the senator’s hairdresser for 20 years, said she had been forced into nonconsensual sex back in 1975 and had suffered persistent gropings since then.............Mazie Hirono, then considered a protégé of Inouye’s as a member of the State House, maintained a studied and consistent silence. There is no evidence she believed Kwock........... there were nine women I talked to who had told me stories of molestation and rape...........In a one-party government, “everything depends on behaving yourself,” and challenging Inouye at the time was highly risky............ Senator Mazie Hirono today poses as a brave feminist cultural warrior, but when it really counted in her own backyard in Hawaii, she was AWOL. The same holds true when Bill Clinton’s predations were in the news in the late 1990s.............. To Read More....

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