When Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) appeared on The Daily Show on Thursday, she exposed herself as a massive hypocrite of the filibuster when she admitted she supported him when Democrats were the minority in Congress.
Now that the Democrats are in power, Hirono told host Trevor Noah that she “learned” how Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) behaved when he was in the majority “and that the filibuster was a holdover Jim’s is Crows Days. “
“Before, and correct me if I’m wrong, I think you’ve been one of the Democrats in the past who said the filibuster needed protection,” Noah said.
“You know, and many Democrats have said the filibuster needs to be protected so that the minority can always have a say in which laws are passed,” he added. “Aren’t you concerned about the inconsistency in this message or is there something people might be missing?”
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Hirono then admitted that she actually supported the filibuster in the past, but she now views him as racist.
“Oh, you know what? Persistence is the hobgoblin of little heads,” said Hirono. “So, I’ve learned to watch Mitch McConnell over the past four years, he barely gave the Democrats a chance to exercise our 60 votes – to deny him the 60 votes because in his busyness he would rarely get any substantive legislation out to get as many ideologically minded people to court to make lifelong appointments or pass the 1.5 trillion tax cuts. “
“They think the filibuster is good at protecting minority voices, but be aware that we were in the minority for four years and were basically shocked every step of the way,” she added. “So I learned from it and also that the filibuster is a holdover from the Jim Crow days. So we have to move on, away from this rule, which is not even anchored in law or constitution. “
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So Hirono was a huge fan of the filibuster when she was able to use him to her advantage as a member of the minority group, but now that the Democrats are in power she views him as racist. The Democrats’ hypocrisy continues to surprise.
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This piece was written by James Samson on May 1st, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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