What has happened to America when a United States Senator asks a Supreme Court nominee whether she’s ever committed sexual assault when there is absolutely no basis for the question?
“Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) sparked uproar on social media on Tuesday, over her asking U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett if she had ever committed sexual assault, according to the Blaze.
“During the second day of hearings for Judge Barrett, Hirono explained to the nominee that she always asks the same two questions to candidates being considered for lifetime appointments.
“The first question was, ‘Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors, or committed any physical or verbal harassment or assault of a sexual nature?’
“Judge Barrett answered ‘No, Senator Hirono.’
“‘Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?’ the senator asked in her follow-up.
“‘No, Senator,’ Barrett replied.
“Hirono’s questions drew condemnation on Twitter from users who viewed them as inappropriate and insulting.”