The Hill: Hirono electrifies left as Trump antagonist

05.04.19


In a chamber packed with loud personalities, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is not the obvious pick to be a pillar of resistance to the Trump administration.

She’s not running for president. She’s petite, generally unassuming and for years had a reputation among reporters for refusing to talk in the Capitol.

She is, in the words of her colleagues, a “workhorse.”

…The tactics earned her the title of “badass” from Demand Justice. The progressive group also gave her an “A” and its top spot among the Democratic caucus in a report card released earlier this year grading senators’ willingness to oppose Trump’s nominees.

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