Hirono, Cortez-Masto

House Message Accompanying the vehicle for the FAA reauthorization (H.R. 302)

Senator Hirono: (5:02 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "Mr. President, last week the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh about Dr. Ford's account of an attack on her by Judge Kavanaugh and a friend when they were all teenagers. Dr. Ford acquitted herself with grace and courage. Recounting the terrifying experience that has had a lasting effect on her life. In his own testimony, Judge Kavanaugh dropped the polite veneer he presented at his confirmation hearing when he complimented all the senators he had met with and told the committee that, quote, the Supreme Court must never be viewed as a partisan institution. End quote. That was then. But last Thursday he launched into a partisan political screed that contradicted everything he has ever professed to believe about the way judges should behave."

 

Senator Cortez-Masto: (5:12 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the anniversary of the shooting in Las Vegas, NV.
    • "They along with American medical response, Medic West Ambulance, Community Ambulance, the university medical center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, the valley health system, dignity health, and all the first responders in southern Nevada went above and beyond the call of duty. On October 1, many of these brave men and women ran toward the bullets putting their lives in grave danger because they knew it was the only way to save people in need. Nurses and doctors worked all through the night, not just on October 1, but for months afterward to care foyer the wounded. Before dawn had even broken on October 2, people in Las Vegas, Reno, and throughout the state had formed lines at blood banks."