Hirono memoir due in 2021

Hirono memoir due in 2021
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Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocrats request briefing on intel behind Trump's embassy threat claim Former Hawaii Democratic governor calls on Gabbard to resign Gabbard under fire for 'present' vote on impeachment MORE’s (D-Hawaii) memoir, which follows her journey migrating from Japan at the age of 8 to becoming the nation’s first Asian American senator, is set to be released in 2021, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. 

In a statement to the AP through her publisher, Viking, Hirono said the book was a tribute to her mother’s spirit.

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“My deep emotional connection to my mother, a remarkable woman who made a hard choice to save her children, and who valiantly struggled to care for us as a single parent, is the current that has driven my entire life,” Hirono said. 

“Now, because she can no longer bear witness for herself, I am choosing to bear witness on her behalf by telling the story of the daughter she inspired to live boldly and to fight for the promises of this country,” the senator added. 

Hirono’s mother fled an abusive marriage in Japan, the AP noted. 

The Hawaii Democrat is serving her second term in the Senate. She has been a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE, pushing back on his judicial nominations and immigration proposals. 

Hirono gained national attention during Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment January reminds us why courts matter — and the dangers of 'Trump judges' Planned Parenthood launches M campaign to back Democrats in 2020 MORE’s contentious confirmation process, as one of four Democratic women on the Judiciary Committee and a leading critic of the then-nominee. There were no Republican women on the Senate panel.