Hirono: Hypocrisy claim is ‘manufactured moral outrage’

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    U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, walks with her staff back to the Senate Judiciary Committee room during a break from testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

KAILUA-KONA — Democratic Hawaii U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, in the national spotlight for her blunt criticisms of male behavior surrounding the controversial Supreme Court nomination, said questions about one of her own male political allies with a checkered domestic past are nothing but “more manufactured moral outrage led by the Republican leadership.”