Fox News analyst: Hirono should ‘shut the hell up’ about allegations against Kavanaugh

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said Thursday Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) should “shut the hell up” when it comes to speaking out against sexual assault allegations.

Jarrett appeared on Fox Business’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” to discuss Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Jarrett told the panel that Hirono, one of four women who sit on the committee, should not be taken seriously because she thinks all men are to blame for sexual assault. 

{mosads}“Hirono is not serious because she believes that all men in America are responsible for sexual assault. All men should shut up,” Jarrett said.

“No, Senator Hirono should shut the hell up,” Jarrett continued.

Dobbs then cut to commercial break by joking that the group would “shut up just for a moment.”

The Hill has reached out to Hirono’s office for comment.

The Fox panel was discussing how Hirono’s re-election campaign apologized for sending a fundraising email on Thursday regarding the allegations against Kavanaugh.

CNN reported that the email asked for donations of $3 or more and was entitled “Asking for a minute to explain (Kavanaugh.)”

“I am spending every minute of my day fighting the Republicans who are desperate to rush Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and deny a fair investigation into the credible sexual misconduct allegations against him,” Hirono wrote. “This has to be my focus.”

“What that means is I have limited time to campaign for our re-election or to fundraise — making us particularly vulnerable to right-wing attacks,” the emailed continued.

The campaign later followed up by writing that the email, which was sent the day Kavanaugh and Ford both appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“A fundraising message was sent this morning in error,” read an email signed by “Team Hirono.” “We apologize sincerely for the error. All contributions that were made on this page will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.”

Dobbs said the fundraising email was sent within the first 30 minutes of the hearing.

“I almost cried to think about the crassness of that, the hypocrisy,” Dobbs said. “And her famous ‘its not a court of law, it’s a court of credibility.’”

“She has none,” he added.

Hirono has been a vocal critic about how the accusations against Kavanaugh were being handled by the Republican committee leaders. 

Before the hearing, Hirono said Thursday’s process was unfair to Ford.

“You have the entire force of the presidency and all of the supporters of Judge Kavanaugh in the Senate arrayed on one side and on this other side you have Dr. Ford who doesn’t even have the benefit an FBI investigation, as well all have called for,” she said. “How unfair is that?”

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