After asking to make a "personal privilege point " during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Wednesday, Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono allegedly accused Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas, from "mansplaining " to her on judicial originality.
The clash occurred while the committee questioned First amp = " "> Circuit Court of Appeal nominated District Court Judge Gustavo Gelpi, according to The Hill.
" I would ask my colleague, Senator Cruz, not to misrepresent what I'm saying "said Hirono, D-Hawaii. " You know what, all this mansplaining, please stop. "
Cruz had told Gelpi that Hirono was defending the candidate for the hearing, claiming that he "would not engage in originality" decisions "because originalism would prevent the results it supports." He asked Gelpi if he didn 't intend to "follow the original understanding of the Constitution?" Reported the Daily Mail.
Gelpi said he would follow originalism if applicable.
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Cruz is next devGot frustrated with Democratic Senator Jon Ossoff of Georgia, who was chairing the session and interrupted Cruz because he was out of time, according to The Hill.
Senator Mazie Hirono accused Senator Ted Cruz of "mansplaining " on Wednesday after he claimed she did not believe in judicial originality as that would "prevent the results she is supporting. " ( Associated Press)
"We usually don't have the president trying to jump in in thirty seconds and I agree that the president doesn't want these questions answered," said Cruz. about Ossoff, who took office after a special election in January.
After Hirono's "personal privilege point ", "Cruz asked her to clarify what she meant, The Hill reported.
"You just said I misinterpreted something, " Cruz said to Hirono before turning to Ossoff who was still hammering the hammer.
"I am very proud that you have the hammer, but a point of personal privilege, Senator Hironojust said i misinterpreted something she said, so i ask her: what was misinterpreted? "said Cruz.
Hirono turned to Ossoff and said: " Mr. President, very briefly ... the problem with my colleague is that he always has to have the last word and that is a fact. "
She added, " I am not opposed to originalism as it is applied because it results in decisions that I don 't agree with. I disagree with the way the court has proceeded - some of the members of the court and the original way they go about getting the results they want. So there it is. "
Last year, Hirono accused Cruz of not listening while they were having a committee meeting on Antifa, according to the Mail .