Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, questions Attorney General William Barr as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) often comes across as a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal, if you know what I mean, and an interview she did on MSNBC Tuesday lends credence to my opinion.
It’s not clear from the video clip what question she was asked, but it started off with Hirono praising House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the theatrical performance he gave in his opening statement. But on the issue of how President Trump’s attorneys responded, Hirono seemed baffled.
“Really what I found astounding was they’re still saying that we were out to get the president from day one, some kind of a weird conspiracy theory that I have to say even [SCOTUS Justice Brett] Kavanaugh brought up [during his confirmation hearing],” Hirono stated, sounding astonished that any Republican would make that claim. “Do you really believe this stuff? I find that incredible.”
Watch video of Hirono’s remarks below:
Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono says the idea that Democrats have been out to get Trump from day one is a conspiracy theory. pic.twitter.com/6lHSnpNq5A
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) January 23, 2020
We have two options to go with here: Either Hirono has been hiding under a rock for the last 3+ years, or she knows the real truth considering she’s been an active participant in the “get Trump” process but nevertheless is feigning ignorance for the cameras.
I’m going to go with option 2 here, because it’s pretty clear from video montages done of the left’s own words on this issue that it is 100% true Democrats have been banging the impeachment drum against Trump since his inauguration.
There’s also this NRSC clip, which my RedState colleague Nick Arama wrote about Wednesday:
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) January 21, 2020
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) features prominently in both clips for a reason. Within weeks of Trump’s inauguration, she was giving interviews talking about how her goal was to have Trump impeached.
“I started a long time ago, right after the president was inaugurated, talking about impeachment and saying that he was dishonorable, he was a conman, we could not trust him. And of course I was way ahead of all this and nobody really took me seriously,” Waters boasted on MSNBC at the time.
The impeachment rationale for Democrats now is the same as it was back when Waters and Rep. Al Green (D-TX) were among those calling for it early on: Orange Man Bad because he defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016.
It’s an insult to the intelligence of the American people – even those who don’t follow politics that closely – to suggest the Republican claim that Democrats were out to get Trump from the start is nothing more than a bogus conspiracy theory.
The footage says otherwise.