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On Sunday, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii whether or not it is acceptable to harass Republican officials in restaurants or in their own homes. Hirono defended the sentiment behind such harassment, and, when pressed about it, cried “white supremacy!” to avoid condemning rabid protesters.

“Republicans, what they are saying, is that Democratic protesters are ‘an angry mob,” Bash began. “What I want to ask you about, it is one thing to protest at the Supreme Court, to do it at the Capitol. That’s been done for generations and frankly since the founding of this country. It’s another thing to run senators out of restaurants, go to their homes. Is that going too far?”

Hirono’s response?

“I think that it just means that there are a lot of people who are very, very much motivated about what is going on. Because what happened with Judge Kavanaugh is, from the very beginning, this is not a fair process. What the Republicans did was to telegraph — after Dr. Ford’s account came forward, what they telegraphed was: one, Dr. Ford, we don’t want to hear from you; two, if we have to hear from you, we’re gonna rig the hearing…”

At that point, Bash mercifully cut her off. 

WIBC host Tony Katz discusses Senator Hirono’s obcene comments in today’s Popcorn Moment: