Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Friday, September 21, 2018
Hirono Took Money From Democrat Who Admitted to Hitting Wife
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 4856 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

Mazie Hirono Took Money From Democrat Who Admitted to Hitting Wife

Hawaii Dem has taken spotlight in fight against Kavanaugh

by Brent Scher, Washington Free Beacon, September 20, 2018

Hawaii senator Mazie Hirono (D.) has stepped into the spotlight this week following sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, blaming "men in this country" for perpetuating sexual assault and telling them all to "just shut up."

Hirono's Democratic colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper (Del.), who has admitted to punching his wife hard enough to give her a black eye, appears to be getting a pass from Hirono, who, even since his admission was revealed last January, has taken campaign money from him.

Neither Hirono nor any of her Democratic colleagues have commented on the record since the Free Beacon uncovered a 1998 interview, in which Carper said, "Did I slap my wife 20 years ago? Yes."

Not only have Democrats such as Hirono failed to address Carper's spousal abuse committed during his first marriage when he was in his 30s, but they have also continued to take money from him for their reelections.

Hirono's campaign took $1,000 from Carper's First State PAC in June of this year, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Hirono's office declined to answer whether she has discussed the issue with Carper and directed questions on the campaign contribution from him to her campaign.

"Thank you for your inquiry, but we will not be providing a comment for this story," the campaign wrote in an email.

Also taking money from Carper since his admission was revealed last December: Democratic senators Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), Tim Kaine (Va.), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), John Tester (Mont.), Bob Casey (Pa.), Bill Nelson (Fla.), and Joe Manchin (W.V.).

Like Hirono, none have come forward to address Carper hitting his wife. Carper's office did not respond to an inquiry into whether he has discussed the incident with any of his colleagues.

Carper denied the allegations throughout most of his political career, attacking opponents for their "vicious" efforts to "smear" him and his wife by bringing them up.

Hirono has said politics shouldn't enter the discussion when discussing the serious issue of sexual assault and harassment.

"As Americans, it's on all of us to take a stand and do what is right—regardless of political party," she wrote in an email to supporters on Wednesday. "It's time to stand up for victims of sexual assault and harassment."


WFB: Tammy Baldwin Fundraiser With Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer Canceled 

Sen. 'Crazy Mazie' Hirono must return wife beater's money

News Release from Hawaii GOP

HONOLULU (September 21, 2018) -- U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono took money from an admitted wife beater, but it's acceptable because he is a Democrat.

Hirono took $1,000 from U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. The Democrat from Delaware freely admits to beating his wife, the Capitol Hill press reported.

"Crazy Mazie's self-righteousness and virtue signaling is pure hypocrisy," said Hawaii Republican Party chairman Shirlene DelaCruz Santiago Ostrov. "If she's serious about being a voice for the voiceless then she must return the wife beater's money."



TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute


Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Moms for Liberty

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui


Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today


Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii



Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii


Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu


West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii