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Senator Mazie Hirono started her former United States political career as an antitrust litigation worker for the government of Hawaii. In 1980, Hirono became a Rep for the 12th District at the Hawaii House of Representatives.
She redistricted and won the 20th District. After redistricting, she won the 32nd House District in 1984. She also won the 22nd House District from 1992 to 1994.
Sen. Mazie Hirono also spoke at the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill.
After retiring from the House of Reps in 1994, Hirono ran for lieutenant governor in 1994 and won. She was reelected in 1998. In 2002, she announced her intention for the post of Honolulu Mayor.
But, Hirono switched race after the incumbent mayor resigned her intention to resign. Hirono then ran for the governor of Hawaii but was defeated by Republican Linda Lingle.
After four years, Hirono won a seat at the U.S. House of Representatives after defeating Republican Senator Bob Hogue in 2006. She won again in 2008 and 2010.
Hirono said she expects all of the “enlightened men in our country” to rise up and say, “We cannot continue the victimization and the smearing of someone like Dr. Ford. The full power of the White House is behind Kavanaugh, Hirono said, which puts Ford at a disadvantage and victimizes her.
In 2011, Hirono announced her interest to represent the Democrats in the U.S. Senate after Daniel Alaska’s retirement in 2012. She defeated Republican Linda Lingle and assumed office in 2013. She won again in 2018.
Hirono has worked fervently in supporting and preserving Hawaii’s prepaid health care law. She supported Medicare for All. She has also teamed up to improve the standard and quality of education, especially early childhood education. She is also an advocate of food and energy sustainability and the tourism industry.
Her administration also fostered security. She participated in the Chris Murphy gun control filibuster while supporting other gun control laws.
Despite her several legislative achievements, Senator Hirono has faced criticism about her career. She was accused of covering up sexual harassment at a flight school. An alumnus of the school disclosed the harassment allegations in which Hirono covered up.
Hirono was also criticized for sending a fundraising mail about sexual assault allegations leveled against President Trump’s Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
She was also known for her long-standing spite for President Trump. She had openly called him “xenophobic” and a “liar.” She was also one of the senators that voted for the conviction of President Trump.
You can find out more about the senator here.
Table of Contents
Mazie Hirono Quotes on Politics/Trump
The House GOP continues to fail to address the real & serious issues that thousands of families face each day.Mazie Hirono
I don’t owe this president the courtesy to meet with … KavanaughMazie Hirono
Starting today, I’m asking nominees to our courts, under oath, whether or not they have a history of sexual assault or harassment.Mazie Hirono
The president(Trump) is very anti-immigrant. It’s a very xenophobic, nationalistic attitude.Mazie Hirono
Trump governs by chaos, which he mainly creates himself.Mazie Hirono
Every person in this administration who lies for Donald Trump should resign.Mazie Hirono
The Trump administration gives me so many more opportunities to be verbal and vocal.Mazie Hirono
Both political parties should be able to support the idea that taxpayers who are lawfully present, working, and paying taxes should be able to use the programs their tax dollars pay for – it is only fair.Mazie Hirono
I had run other people’s campaigns. I had been doing political activities for a decade before I ever ran for office myself. That is so much the experience of women of my generation. We always feel as though we have to bring so much more to the table, and that never stops the guys.Mazie Hirono
Mazie Hirono Quotes on Women Rights/Equality/Economy
It is clear that our national security and economic growth are tied to affordable, abundant energy sources.Mazie Hirono
I know our country can remain forward-thinking by ensuring young women and minorities are given equal opportunity.Mazie Hirono
Clearly, there is a growing market for affordable, abundant and sustainable energy. Industry is working to meet the needs of this market, and in the process is creating jobs, technologies and industries in states across the country.Mazie Hirono
My friend Patsy Mink was a champion for social and economic justice, equality and civil rights for women and marginalized communities. She was a trailblazer who never backed down from a challenge and whose work in Hawaii and Congress brought positive change to the lives of women, children, and minorities in Hawaii and across the country.Mazie Hirono
I am a woman, I am a minority person, and I speak in a very plain way. And I think that reaches people.Mazie Hirono
For the Navy, developing alternatives to fossil fuels isn’t just about fighting climate change – though that’s an important side benefit. Biofuels will also play a much more practical role in the Navy’s fuel mix, boosting our energy security and supporting the U.S. economy.Mazie Hirono
Mazie Hirono Quotes on Health
I am fighting kidney cancer. And I’m just so grateful that I had health insurance so that I could concentrate on the care that I needed rather than how the heck I was going to afford the care that was going to probably save my life.Mazie Hirono
I’ve been very open about my health challenge because I think it’s really important to let my constituents know that in spite of the fact that I am still in treatment, nothing about this treatment prevents me from doing my job.Mazie Hirono
In Hawaii, we understand that our way of life depends on a healthy ocean.Mazie Hirono
Protecting Medicare and Social Security, health care, workers’ rights, and a woman’s right to choose remain top priorities for me.Mazie Hirono
It’s clear that healthcare is a concern for people all across the country regardless of their political stripe or where they live.Mazie Hirono
We all know that the earlier cancer is detected the more successful treatment will be, and my cancer had spread to my ribs and that was a very fast-growing cancer.Mazie Hirono
Mazie Hirono Quotes on Environment
We cannot afford to continue losing our coral reefs, which are suffering from a number of threats such as warmer temperatures, more acidic waters, and disease, and that is why Hawaii has become a leader in taking steps to mitigate the harmful impacts of sunscreen on our marine environment.Mazie Hirono
Mazie Hirono Quotes on Security
The passing of my friend and a great American hero, Dan Inouye, is a major loss for the country and Hawaii. But the people of Hawaii are strong and we will persevere.Mazie Hirono
I will work hard to ensure Hawaii’s strategic position in our national security remains strong.Mazie Hirono
Our military’s presence in Hawaii not only plays a critical role in our national security but also in driving our state’s economy and supporting thousands of jobs in the public and private sectors.Mazie Hirono
Mazie Hirono Quotes on Immigrants/Diversity
When we in Congress set the terms under which immigrants in this country must live, we wield a power that is checked primarily by our individual sense of fairness: the power to set taxes and make laws that apply to people who do not have representation.Mazie Hirono
That is the great thing about Hawaii. We’re so culturally diverse and we inner-marry and appreciate each other’s cultures.Mazie Hirono
Our country is made up of groups of immigrants who came here hoping for a better life. They created America. It’s a sad thing to have so many people not remember that, including Trump.Mazie Hirono
It’s worth remembering that immigrants come to this country to work, they don’t come to get handouts.Mazie Hirono
Other Mazie Hirono Quotes
I’ve been a fighter all my life. I just don’t look like that.Mazie Hirono
One of my favorite Japanese foods is called natto. It’s fermented soybeans. I grew up in Japan eating natto. It’s definitely an acquired taste. It’s basically smelly.Mazie Hirono
There are people getting screwed in our country every single second, minute, hour of the day. And if by our work, we can decrease that number, we’ll make a difference; we’ll be doing our jobs.Mazie Hirono
I was in sixth grade at Koko Head Elementary School in Honolulu, and was chosen to pin the 50th star on the American flag in front of my teachers and classmates at a special assembly to celebrate statehood.Mazie Hirono
I was born at home in rural Japan.Mazie Hirono
The defense to slander is the truth, and sometimes the truth hurts.Mazie Hirono
I lost a sister to pneumonia, when she was 2 years old. She died at home, not in a hospital, where maybe her life could have been saved.Mazie Hirono
Running for office is not easy. It’s not enough to want it.Mazie Hirono
Hawaii – the Aloha state – is built on the strength of its multicultural society, from our indigenous Native Hawaiian people to the many immigrants that followed.Mazie Hirono
The Senate needs a lot more diversity, and I bring quadruple diversity.Mazie Hirono
We should all be treating each other like human beings.Mazie Hirono
Claims of anti-conservative bias in the tech industry are baseless.Mazie Hirono
When I arrived at the Capitol in 2007 to take my oath as a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I had the privilege of filling the seat held for so long and so well by my friend Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress. I was so grateful to her.Mazie Hirono
Most of us look forward to the start of a new year as a clean slate. We reflect on the past 12 months, take stock of where we are, and make new resolutions about how to improve in the coming year.Mazie Hirono
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