Lindsey Graham Fires Back At Sexist Mazie Hirono: “I Will Not Shut Up”
A Republican Senator from South Carolina fired back after one of his Democrat colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee made blatantly sexist, misandrist remarks twice in the past two weeks.
“I know I’m a single white male from South Carolina, and I’m told I should shut up, but I will not shut up, if that’s okay,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) at Friday’s Committee hearing to proceed with a Senate floor vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Less than two weeks ago, while Kavanaugh’s name was being smeared by baseless, unprovable sexual misconduct claims, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told men to “do the right thing for a change” and “shut up.”
“Guess who’s perpetuating these kinds of actions,” she said. “It’s the men of this country. “I just want to say to the men in this country – just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change.”
Graham made it perfectly clear last week that he is finished with the political left’s ridiculous antics.
Normally mild-mannered and generally known as a moderate, he won over many Republicans this week, including this reporter, after he let loose on the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee during Kavanaugh’s Thursday testimony, calling the process “the most unethical sham since [he’s] been in politics.”
Throwing shade at misandrists will only score him more points with sane people who recognize that sexism is wrong, regardless of which gender is promoting it.