Hirono memoir due in 2021

Hirono memoir due in 2021
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Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocrats rip Barr over IG statement: 'Mouthpiece' for Trump Supreme Court poised to hear first major gun case in a decade Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Senate eyes sending stopgap spending bill back to House | Sondland delivers bombshell impeachment testimony | Pentagon deputy says he didn't try to block official's testimony 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 TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE, pushing back on his judicial nominations and immigration proposals. 

Hirono gained national attention during Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughHere are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump Supreme Court denies Trump request to immediately resume federal executions House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law 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.