Hirono laughed when asked by The Hill about Graham’s comment as well as the accusation from GOP senators that Democrats gave Barr the “Kavanaugh treatment.”
“What is the Kavanaugh treatment except to ask very specific questions or to make very specific statements?” she asked. “The defense to slander is the truth and sometimes the truth hurts. Opinion is not slander.”
Hirono also stood by her criticism of Barr and urged Democrats to keep raising concerns about Trump’s attorney general and the White House, referring to it as a “moral dead zone.”
“Everybody who gets into that dead zone suddenly becomes sycophants, they don’t seem to care about the rule of law and all they care about is being yes people for the president,” Hirono added.