It’s hard to feel optimistic about the future of America when you watch a congressional hearing for more than five minutes. The Senators and Representatives are somehow supposed to be the “elites” in our society? Our best and brightest? But then every once in a while, someone like Judge Amy Coney Barrett comes along, and it restores a little bit of our faith in the country’s future. And if nothing else good comes out of Supreme Court confirmation hearings these days, at least we can always get a good laugh out of Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI).
We were all kind of half-joking a couple of weeks ago when talking about Amy Coney Barrett. After the Democrats embarrassed the country during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings with a cavalcade of fake sexual assault accusations, we were all joking that the left would do it again to Barrett. We were joking. We all figured there was no possible way that the Democrats would actually try to smear a married mother of seven as some kind of sex criminal. They couldn’t be that dumb… could they?
But then, we forgot that Mazie Hirono has somehow been elected to the United States Senate.
Hirono actually said to Amy Coney Barrett: “Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?”
I have a sneaking suspicion that when Hawaii sends people to the US Congress, they’re not sending their best!
Let’s set aside the fact that if Amy Coney Barrett ever made that sort of request to anyone, it was certainly not “unwanted” (she’s beautiful and smart, which drives the left batty). Let’s focus instead on a point that Tucker Carlson and I have agreed on for years:
Mazie Hirono is America’s dumbest sitting US Senator.
If you disagree with this, then you haven’t been paying attention. Back during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Mazie Hirono suggested all of the men in America should shut up, because the women were talking about toxic masculinity and how all men are serial rapists and harassers. Your Republican Senators – if they were the men on the Judiciary Committee – should not be allowed to speak at all, according to the astrophysicist from Maui.
In a 2017 committee hearing, the most patient ICE official in the world had to take several minutes just to explain to Mazie Hirono that it is in fact illegal for a foreigner to walk across our southern border. She interrupted the ICE official, said, “Wait, I’m confused” – and then made him start over, as he was trying to explain the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act to her.
Just to be clear, Mazie Hirono has been in office in Hawaii since 1981. She’s served in the Hawaii State House, as the state’s Lieutenant Governor, as a US Representative and now she’s a US Senator. But in 2017, she actually thought that President Donald Trump had made border crossing illegal through a brand-new Executive Order that he had just invented. After spending more than a decade in the United States Congress, she was baffled and confused by the fact that a previous Congress had passed a law that made illegal immigration… illegal.
I know what you’re thinking: “But what about Hank Johnson?”
Yes, Johnson (D-GA) remains the dumbest member of the entire Congress. I’m simply asserting that Mazie Hirono is the dullest tool in the US Senate shed. Not even Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will ever be able to unseat Hank Johnson as the dumbest member of the whole Congress.
You might remember that during a House Armed Forces Committee hearing in 2011, Congressman Johnson caused a US Navy Admiral to burst into laughter at Johnson’s unparalleled “intelligence.” Johnson patiently explained to the Admiral that his “main concern” about expanding the size of the US Marine base on the island of Guam could lead to overpopulation – and that this could cause the island to tip over and capsize.
“That’s not really a concern,” laughed the Admiral.
Where do we get these buffoons? How are these the people that are supposed to be representing the rest of us and making decisions on our behalf?
Here’s my proposal for a new rule for the Senate: Before any US Senator is allowed to ask questions of a Supreme Court nominee, they must first prove that they can defeat a 5-year-old in a game of Checkers.