Hirono tells Ted Cruz to stop 'mansplaining'

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing turned contentious on Wednesday with Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoDemocrats criticize FBI's handling of tip line in Kavanaugh investigation Biden's misinformation crackdown spotlights partisan divide on content reform Number of nonwhite Democratic Senate staffers ticks up from 2020 MORE (D-Hawaii) telling Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia next week Here's evidence the Senate confirmation process is broken MORE (R-Texas) to stop "mansplaining" amid an argument about originalism in judicial rulings.

"I would ask that Sen. Cruz not mistake what I'm saying and, you know what, all this mansplaining — please stop," Hirono said.

Cruz had been questioning District Court Judge Gustavo Gelpí, whom President BidenJoe BidenTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Republicans focus tax hike opposition on capital gains change Biden on hecklers: 'This is not a Trump rally. Let 'em holler' MORE has nominated to sit on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, and objected when his inquiries were cut short at the end of his allotted five minutes.

Cruz responded to Hirono's statement by asking the Hawaii senator to explain what he had mischaracterized and received no answer.