Democrats have appointed Sen. Mazie Hirono to head the Senate Armed Forces Subcommittee on Seapower, which oversees most of the operations and funding for the Navy and Marine Corps.
Of the military branches, the Navy has the largest footprint in Hawaii. Oahu is home to the military’s Indo-Pacific Command — which has always been headed by an admiral — and the headquarters of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Hirono said she hopes “to sharpen the Navy and Marine Corps’ readiness to meet existing and emerging threats to our national security.”
● “Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), however, will be remembered for asking something no one else asked. During her time to question Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Hirono asked, ‘Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?’ No, I’m not kidding.”
h/t Ed Driscoll