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Tensions between 2 of Hawaii’s leaders over ‘religious bigotry’ comments

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Source: Hawaii News Now

Honolulu, HAWAII — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard appears to have “called out” U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono over her questioning of a judicial nominee, accusing her and others of religious bigotry.

Conservative media groups have been covering Sen. Hirono’s questioning of judicial nominee Brian Buescher for several weeks.

In a stunning op-ed published on Tuesday, Congresswoman Gabbard said while she opposes Buescher nomination, she stands strongly against those who are fomenting religious bigotry.

Hawaii News Now political analyst Colin Moore said this type of division in Hawaii’s delegation is extremely rare.

"Congresswoman Gabbard goes so far as to call this a form of religious bigotry, which I think is really shocking. Although she doesn't mention Senator Hirono by name, she's certainly talking about her line of questioning," said Moore. “I think this is quite a shocking break in the delegation.”

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